Taiwan lies off the coast of Vietnam?help plz

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

No, Taiwan is not off the coast of Vietnam.  It is off the coast of China.  You can find this out for yourself by looking at the map that is in the link that I have provided below.

If you need to look up other places like this, you can just use Google maps.  It will show you anywhere in the world, you can zoom in or out, stuff like that.

It makes sense that Taiwan should be off the coast of China because China believes that Taiwan is actually part of China.  So the People's Republic of China does not recognize Taiwan as a country.

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Taiwan is an island off the coast of China, actually.  I provided a link to a map below.  China had a civil war back in the 1940s between communist and non-communist forces and eventually, the communist side won out.  The non-communist government retreated off the coast to present ay Taiwan, and a state of war still exists between them.  Mainland China claims today that Taiwan really belongs to them, and is just a renegade province.

krishna-agrawala | Student

No. Taiwan is situated quite far off from Vietnam to be described as "lying of the coast of Vietnam". The country closest to Taiwan is China which about 140 kilometers to the east. Taiwan and China are separated by Strait of Taiwan, which joins the North China Sea and South China Sea. Vietnam lies to the south of Taiwan. The distance between Taiwan and Vietnam is nearly 10 times the distance between Taiwan and China. The country second closest to Taiwan is Philippines, which also lies to the south of Taiwan.