It ended in 1949 with the victory of Mao Zedong and his Communist forces, and the retreat of Chiang Kai-shek to the island of Formosa
, now Taiwan.
The voc was successful in building a stronghold on the island of Formosa
, which slowly became the capital of a territorial voc colony that lasted till 1662.
FAZA?r the moment, as we consider the place where they are being beatified, I would dwell upon the fact that the city of Manila, the island of Luzon and the island of Formosa
, which at time came under a single civil gAZA?vernment, were the wide and providential startingpoint of the nine priests who later sailed for Nagasaki.
At the end of the 19th century, Japan grabbed Diaoyu Dao during the Sino- Japanese War and forced the Qing government to sign the Treaty of Shimonoseki and cede to Japan "the island of Formosa
(Taiwan), together with all islands appertaining or belonging to the said island of Formosa
Who can forget the story of the Bishop who Ate His Boots or the terrible human sacrifices on the island of Formosa
? Yet, in all these stories, good triumphed over evil and the human spirit prevailed, exhibiting all the special qualities that were at the heart of my father's ministry.
They vowed to fight the communists from the island of Formosa
(which is now known as Taiwan).