Taiwan

Country Taiwan
Capital Taipei
Continent Asia
Currency New Taiwan dollar(TWD)
Languages Standard Chinese, Hokkien, Hakka, Formosan languages & Fuzhou dialect

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Introduction

In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China. Over the next five decades, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic political and economic reform.

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Taiwan - CIA World Fact Book
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Lessons from Taiwan: A Reporter Looks Back - Radio Free Asia

The National Interest Online

Lessons from Taiwan: A Reporter Looks Back
Radio Free Asia
A recent visit to Taiwan has prompted memories of 1963 and my first visit to the island nation then ruled with an iron fist by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. It was impossible for me to imagine at the time that Taiwan could emerge as the robust ...
Taiwan's New President Will Have to Play Nice with ChinaThe National Interest Online
China 'flat panel queen' might visit Taiwan in AugustFocus Taiwan News Channel
I would not support Taiwan independence: Taiwan defence ministerThe Straits Times
China Post -Reuters -Barron's (blog)
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China turns ratchet on Taiwan as Tsai takes over - Asia Times

Asia Times

China turns ratchet on Taiwan as Tsai takes over
Asia Times
TAIPEI–Taiwan is brimming with a new sense of departure and vitality following the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen on May 20. Not only is she the Chinese-speaking world's first woman to be elected head of state, her island-backed, pro ...
After 8 Years Of Calm, Old Foes Taiwan And China Start Arguing AgainForbes
China's Taiwan SqueezeWall Street Journal
Tsai's new tack: Taiwan moves to mend maritime ties with JapanSouth China Morning Post
CNBC -China Post -East Asia Forum
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Taiwan likely to get first Netaji memorial - India Today

India Today

Taiwan likely to get first Netaji memorial
India Today
The new Taiwan government which took office last week, following the landmark election victory of the first woman President Tsai Ing-wen, responded favourably to a suggestion to set up what would be the first Netaji memorial on the island. The ...
BJP leader seeks to to build Netaji memorial in TaiwanTimes of India
Fresh guidelines issued to ministries, provinces on TaiwanThe News International
Palau president calls on Taiwan legislative speakerMarianas Variety

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Taiwan banks explore promise in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia - The Star Online

Taipei Times

Taiwan banks explore promise in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia
The Star Online
In just a few weeks, CTBC Financial Holding, parent of Taiwan's biggest credit card issuer, has announced two southbound deals, agreeing to buy a 35.6 pct stake in Thailand's LH Financial Group for $469 million and RBS's Malaysia unit for $189.7 million.
Taiwan banks explore promise, peril of Southeast AsiaYahoo Finance UK
Fubon Financial's China unit opens outlets in Beijing, NanjingFocus Taiwan News Channel

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US 'Ambiguity' on Taiwan Is Dangerous - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

US 'Ambiguity' on Taiwan Is Dangerous
Wall Street Journal
If China were to attack Taiwan, would American forces come to the island's defense? It is hard to know because the U.S. maintains a policy of “strategic ambiguity” concerning how it would respond. It's time for that to change. The Taiwan Relations Act ...

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Taiwan Editorial Abstract - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan Editorial Abstract
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The charges brought up against the protesters when Taiwan has evolved and become a democratic society were inconceivable, when militias in the early days of the Republic of China tolerated similar student movements and former President Lee Teng-hui ...
Taiwan Drops Charges Against Protesters in Government Sit-InNew York Times
World NewsCharges dropped against 126 student protesters in TaiwanFinancial Times

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Taiwan's new leader mending ties with Japan after EEZ rift - Asahi Shimbun

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan's new leader mending ties with Japan after EEZ rift
Asahi Shimbun
TAIPEI--Taiwan's new administration moved quickly to defuse a row over Japan's southernmost territory that had escalated in the final days of the previous Taiwanese government. The spokesman of the Executive Yuan--the executive branch of the ...
Foreign minister upbeat about Taiwan-Japan maritime talksFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan, Japan talk on fishing rightsChina Post
Taiwan Warms to Maritime Negotiations with JapanThe Maritime Executive
South China Morning Post -Taipei Times -The Japan Times
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Taiwan contributes to global health security at WHA - Taiwan Today

Taiwan Today

Taiwan contributes to global health security at WHA
Taiwan Today
Taiwan participates in the World Health Assembly based on the principles of professionalism and pragmatism and with the goal of contributing to the global health system, said Health Minister Lin Tzou-yien, who is currently heading a delegation to the ...
Health minister encounters Chinese counterpart at WHAFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan Finance Regulator Signals Hands-Off Approach, With Nudges - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Taiwan Finance Regulator Signals Hands-Off Approach, With Nudges
Bloomberg
The new head of Taiwan's market watchdog signaled a preference for light-handed regulation -- and a desire to get money flowing towards smaller businesses, start-ups and infrastructure to support a struggling economy. “With a lot of things, we shouldn ...
UPDATE 2-Taiwan's new financial regulator won't push for bank consolidationReuters

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Taiwan to see sunshine, high temperatures this weekend - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan to see sunshine, high temperatures this weekend
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, May 24 (CNA) After a brief spell of rainy, overcast weather, much of Taiwan will see sun on Wednesday, and temperatures could rise as high as 34 degrees Celsius in western Taiwan over the weekend, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said ...

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