The collapse of the Guomindang regime and Jiang’s flight to Taiwan did not end China’s civil war. Mao proclaimed the People’s Republic (PRC) in Beijing, but Jiang still insisted that his regime was the legitimate government of the Republic of China (ROC). Both sides refused to view Taiwan as a separate state. To the PRC, Taiwan is simply a rebellious province, over which it claims sovereignty. To the ROC, the entire mainland consisted of rebellious provinces.
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Swift, J. (2003). The Two Chinas. In: The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230001183_20
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