What is Taiwan Strait?

  • Also called Formosa Strait
  • An arm of the Pacific Ocean
  • Separating China and Taiwan
  • Between Taiwan and China’s Fukien Province
  • Links the South and East China seas
  • Extends from southwest to northeast
  • Wide – 130 Km (at its narrowest point) – depth – 70m
  • Pescadores Islands (Under Taiwan control)
  • Major international shipping channel
  • Primary shipping route between China and Japan / China and Europe
  • Trading route for South Korea
  • Chief ports – Kao-hsiung (Taiwan) / Amoy (China)

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