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 - Wikipedia
Taiwan - CIA World Fact Book
Taiwan - BBC
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Taiwan Air Crash Investigation Begins - Valley News

India.com

Taiwan Air Crash Investigation Begins
Valley News
A soldier removes the wreckage of crashed TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 from the rooftops of houses on the outlying island of Penghu, Taiwan, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of the ...
Parents of French victim in Penghu crash arrive in TaiwanFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan plane crash: Black box data decipheredIndia.com
Taiwan Seeks Tighter Air Safety Rules After CrashVoice of America

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Taiwan Solar Stocks Fall After U.S. Expands Trade Penalties - Bloomberg

Reuters

Taiwan Solar Stocks Fall After U.S. Expands Trade Penalties
Bloomberg
Taiwanese solar stocks led by Motech Industries Inc. (6244) fell after the U.S. proposed expanded penalties on solar-energy imports in a victory for the U.S. unit of SolarWorld (SWVK) AG, which accused China of shifting production to Taiwan after it ...
Taiwan solar stocks slump after US calls for raised dutiesSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
U.S. Department Of Commerce Anti Dumping Findings Close The Taiwan ...Seeking Alpha (registration)
US Finds Chinese, Taiwanese Firms Dumped Solar ProductsWall Street Journal
Reuters -PV-Tech
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Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters and snorkelers - Anchorage Daily News

Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters and snorkelers
Anchorage Daily News
The anti-nuclear movement in Taiwan, once a fringe movement, is going mainstream. President Ma Ying-jeou's government promised to freeze construction on the island's fourth nuclear power plant this April, after tens of thousands turned out to protest ...

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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47 - Times of India

Times of India

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47
Times of India
TAIPEI (Taiwan): A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 ...
Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48Reuters India
Crash Puts Taiwan's Air Safety in SpotlightWall Street Journal
Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crashKPRC Houston
Fox News -New York Post
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Onimusha And His Tree Subject Of New Taiwan Meme - Kotaku Australia

Onimusha And His Tree Subject Of New Taiwan Meme
Kotaku Australia
Takeshi Kaneshiro, who will forever be known for Onimusha, is in the headlines again in Taiwan after a typhoon blew through the island earlier this month. Interestingly enough, Kaneshiro himself wasn't making the waves, but rather a tree that he sat ...



Sao Tome and Principe president could visit Taiwan next year - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Sao Tome and Principe president could visit Taiwan next year
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The president of the African ally is likely to visit Taiwan in the first half of the year, said David Wang, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of West Asian and African Affairs, at a regular news briefing. No further ...



British, Hungarian parliamentarians visiting Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

British, Hungarian parliamentarians visiting Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Led by Brian Donohoe, vice chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary British-Taiwanese Group, the delegation is scheduled to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and call on their Taiwanese counterparts and officials from the Foreign Ministry, the National ...



HTC Desire 816 top seller in Taiwan in June - Focus Taiwan News Channel

HTC Desire 816 top seller in Taiwan in June
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The HTC Desire 816, a mid-range model sold by Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., ranked as the best seller in Taiwan's smartphone market in June, knocking Asustek Computer Inc.'s ZenFone 5 out of the top spot, ...



Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site - ABC Online

The Straits Times

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site
ABC Online
New evidence has surfaced that a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan last week may have hit nearby trees before plunging to the ground. International experts have been examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan. Seven French ...
Taiwan TransAsia plane crash: Likely impact point discovered, says investigatorThe Straits Times
Taiwan Plane Crash Survivor Crawls Out of Wreckage, Phones DadPeople Magazine
Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dadUSA TODAY
Channel News Asia -CTV News
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Franz Collection CEO urges China to help Taiwan's creative firms - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Franz Collection CEO urges China to help Taiwan's creative firms
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Chen said that during a recent trip to China, he suggested to Zhang Zhijun, the head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, that if China really wanted to give benefits to Taiwan as it has said, it could create a pilot economic zone for Taiwan's cultural ...