Taiwan Strait

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Taiwan Strait

also For·mo·sa Strait  (fôr-mō′sə)
An arm of the Pacific Ocean between Taiwan and China. It links the East China Sea with the South China Sea.
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Taiwan Strait

n
(Placename) another name for Formosa Strait
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Tai′wan Strait′



n.
an arm of the Pacific Ocean between China and Taiwan, connecting the East and South China seas. Formerly, Formosa Strait.
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Meanwhile Formosa 2 is being developed in the Strait of Taiwan and will feature 47 Siemens wind turbines generating 376MW of energy in total.
If China closes the Strait of Taiwan with mines in a move to prevent US or Japanese naval forces from threatening its naval movements, vital oil ships en route to Japan will be forced to use the last option, the Luzon Strait.
Beijing still considers breakaway Taiwan a renegade province, an inviolable part of its territory since the KMT lost the civil war to Mao's communists and fled across the Formosa Strait (now the Strait of Taiwan)in 1949.