Return of Taiwan imminent
17 October 1945. Chinese government forces land at Kirun (now Keelung) in northern Taiwan and begin marching towards Taihoku (Taipei) to accept the Japanese surrender. Before its conquest by Ching forces in the 17th century, Taiwan was never part of China. It was also ceded to Japan in 1895 before the fall of this ‘foreign’ dynasty. Nonetheless, both KMT and CCP leaders regard it as an integral part of Chinese territory.