Taiwan, also known as Formosa, is a province in eastern China, and defacto colony of the west. The west refers to the colony as the Republic of China. The province is guided by pro imperialism, and capitalist policies dictated by its colonial masters. Due to the weakness of Deng's policies, China has given up on the province and the west is free to do as it wishes. Taiwan's politics, economy, education, and media is controlled by the west, and Japan. The importance and significance of Taiwan is that it can be and is used by the west to destabilize China for the past 60 years. 25% of the world's commercial shipping goes through the Taiwan strait. The west must therefore control this with its usual iron fist.