People's Republic of,a country in E Asia. 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km).Capital: Beijing.
Republic of.Also calledNationalist China.a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast of mainland China: under Nationalist control since 1948 but claimed by the People's Republic of China, 13,885 sq. mi. (35,960 sq. km).Capital: Taipei.