Taiwan is a de facto country, meaning that according to its practices, it is considered a country. By the Montevideo Convention, a country must fulfill the following 4 criteria:

(a) a permanent population;
(b) a defined territory;
(c) a government; and
(d) the capacity to enter into relations with other states.

One of the biggest topics around Taiwan is its status in the international community. Here we explore the different areas of how, why, and what happened to Taiwan to get to where it is today.

So, is Taiwan a country or not? Here is the information to help you decide.