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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Coming soon to a screen near you: Taiwan - CNN International

CNN International

Coming soon to a screen near you: Taiwan
CNN International
Jao's commission was set up in 2008 to court international film makers but it wasn't until director Ang Lee, who was born in Taiwan, filmed the Oscar-winning hit "Life of Pi" on the island that it began to earn a reputation as an accommodating and ...
Ko urges a 'family,' not enemies view of Taiwan StraitTaipei Times
Iowa Legislature reaffirms ties to TaiwanDesMoinesRegister.com
Taiwanese protesters scuffle with police over mainland's controversial M503 ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Press TV
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From Pork Belly Buns to Bubble Tea, Book Captures Food of Taiwan - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

From Pork Belly Buns to Bubble Tea, Book Captures Food of Taiwan
NBCNews.com
Cathy Erway's new book, "The Food of Taiwan—Recipes from the Beautiful Island" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is a tantalizing and mouth-watering exploration of Taiwan's cuisine and country—ranging from the excitement of night market street food to the ...



Taiwan and Singapore - The Economist

The Economist

Taiwan and Singapore
The Economist
ONE of the remarkable features of Singapore's foreign policy under Lee Kuan Yew was the country's ability to maintain close relations with Taiwan without jeopardising relations with China. As if wishing to underscore the point, Taiwan's president, Ma ...
Taiwan's President Pays Respects to Singapore's Lee – and Heed to ChinaWall Street Journal (blog)
Taiwan president pays last respects to Singapore's Lee, China shrugs offReuters
Taiwan political leaders mourn passing of Lee Kuan YewChannel News Asia
South China Morning Post (subscription)
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Taiwan ranks #1 for dishing out free trips to Canadian MPs - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Taiwan ranks #1 for dishing out free trips to Canadian MPs
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson wants MPs to consider tightening up House conflict of interest code. Taiwan came out as the top travel destinations for MPs — when it didn't come out of their own pockets or the government's coffers — in 2014.

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Taiwan Lobbyist Wrote Republican Party Resolution Calling for More Weapons ... - The Intercept - First Look Media

The Intercept - First Look Media

Taiwan Lobbyist Wrote Republican Party Resolution Calling for More Weapons ...
The Intercept - First Look Media
Once the text reached the RNC, committee members cut several phrases and paragraphs, one of which called for Taiwan's inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free trade agreement that has been described as a “high priority” by the Obama ...



Taiwan seeks involvement in Beijing-led Asian infrastructure bank - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Taiwan seeks involvement in Beijing-led Asian infrastructure bank
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Ma listed three reasons why Taiwan should join the US$50 billion fund, including the prospect that it would facilitate the island's entry into other multi-member regional trade blocs such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive ...
Siew to voice Taiwan's interest in AIIBTaipei Times
Taiwan should take part in AIIB: presidentChina Post
Taiwan to express wish to join AIIB in Siew-Xi meetingFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan Today -THE BUSINESS TIMES
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Samsung Declares War on the iPhone 6 in Taiwan and Beyond for Q2 - Patently Apple

Patently Apple

Samsung Declares War on the iPhone 6 in Taiwan and Beyond for Q2
Patently Apple
In January we posted a report titled "The iPhone 6 was the Top Smartphone in Taiwan for December." Apple's iPhone 6 was ranked as the number one smartphone in Taiwan in November in terms of both sales volume and sales value. Apple's iPhone 6 took 4 ...
Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy S6, S6 EdgeDigitimes
Samsung launches S6 phones in Taiwan in bid to unseat AppleFocus Taiwan News Channel
Samsung launches Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge in TaiwanTelecompaper (subscription)
Taipei Times
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EU imposes anti-dumping duties on stainless steel from China and Taiwan - Reuters

Reuters

EU imposes anti-dumping duties on stainless steel from China and Taiwan
Reuters
Eurofer has said China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros ($678 million) of cold-rolled stainless steel into the EU in 2013, some 17 percent of the overall market, and were guilty of dumping, or selling at unfairly low prices. Imports from the two ...
EU slaps anti-dumping duties on China, Taiwan steelYahoo News
EU penalizes China, Taiwan over price dumpingDeutsche Welle

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Taiwan Dollar Heads for Best Weekly Gain Since January on Growth - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Taiwan Dollar Heads for Best Weekly Gain Since January on Growth
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Taiwan's dollar headed for its biggest weekly gain in more than two months on speculation faster economic growth and a weaker greenback will attract inflows. The island's economy will expand 3.78 percent this year, the government ...
US dollar closes lower on Taipei forexFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan, South Carolina sign MOU on driver's license reciprocity - Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan, South Carolina sign MOU on driver's license reciprocity
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Taiwan and the U.S. state of South Carolina have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on driver's license reciprocity that allows license-holders from each side to obtain a local license without having to take local tests ...
South Carolina and Taiwan sign driver's license reciprocity agreementWIS

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