was returned to China de jure and de facto at
the end of the Second World War. It became an
issue only as an aftermath of the ensuing anti-popular
civil war started by Kuomintang, and more especially
because of intervention by foreign forces.
question and civil war launched by Kuomintang.
During the war of resistance against Japanese
aggression the Chinese Communist Party and other
patriotic groups pressed Kuomintang into a national
united front with the Communist Party to fight
Japanese imperialist aggression.