- Chiang and nationalists lost the civil war, and fled too Flormosa (Taiwan) and set up a nationalist China.
- Deng Xiaoping tried to assure the Taiwanese that if they rejoined China the would still have autonomy
- Doesn't happen, but trade increases between the two
- 1987 Taiwan lifts it's ban on travel to the mainland
After loosing the Civil War Chiang along with the Nationalists fled to Flormosa (modern day Taiwan) in an attempt to set up a Nationalist China. The Taiwanese were resassured by Deng Xiaoping that in rejoining China they would still retain autonomy, although in the end it remains its own nation trade increases between the two countries. By 1987 Taiwan had lifted its ban on travelling back and forth between Mainland China.