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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Pork Politics Threaten the Taiwan Strait - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Pork Politics Threaten the Taiwan Strait
Wall Street Journal
Washington has long pursued a dual policy of close military relations—underpinned by a willingness to provide Taiwan with arms—and a robust economic and commercial relationship that has made Taiwan America's 12th-largest trading partner. The U.S. ...

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Beijing's Crushing of Democracy in Hong Kong Sends Chills Through Taiwan - Newsweek

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Beijing's Crushing of Democracy in Hong Kong Sends Chills Through Taiwan
Newsweek
After years of improved commercial ties between Taiwan and its giant neighbor, many Taiwanese sense that the thaw is moving too fast for comfort. The clashes in Hong Kong between the Beijing-backed authorities and demonstrators bode ill for Taiwan's ...
Taiwanese, Hong Kongers identify less with ChinaTaipei Times
Kenny G visit to Hong Kong protest out of tune in ChinaThe Detroit News

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Tempest Over a Chamber Pot as Taiwan Scrutinizes Chinese Tourists' Manners - New York Times (blog)

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Tempest Over a Chamber Pot as Taiwan Scrutinizes Chinese Tourists' Manners
New York Times (blog)
On Sunday, the Taiwan-based Apple Daily reported that a mainland family had allowed their 3-year-old boy to urinate into a bottle at one of Taipei's best-known restaurants, the Din Tai Fung outlet in the Taipei 101 skyscraper, on Oct. 2. The bottle ...
Apple Daily retracts report on second Chinese child pissing in Din Tai FungWantChinaTimes

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Billionaire Food Magnate: Will Taiwan Fry Him Over Tainted Oil? - Forbes

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Billionaire Food Magnate: Will Taiwan Fry Him Over Tainted Oil?
Forbes
Mass shipments of cooking oil tainted with animal feed or industrial products have sent Taiwanese people fleeing restaurants for meals at home where they can control ingredients. The spiked oils will cost Taiwan's food industry $517 million, an ...
Taiwan tycoon indicted over tainted cooking oil scandalChannel News Asia
Official clears Vietnam exporter in Taiwan oil scandalThanh Nien Daily
Vietnam checking on oil exporterFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan's China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane has tea-tasting area, cocktail ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Taiwan's China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane has tea-tasting area, cocktail ...
Daily Mail
The posh plane is already flying routes in Taiwan. The airlines' will get two more aircraft this year which will be used for the Taoyuan-Los Angeles route starting in December and Taoyuan-New York and Taoyuan-San Francisco routes starting in 2015.

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Philippines wants to boost ties with Taiwan despite challenges: leader - Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Philippines wants to boost ties with Taiwan despite challenges: leader
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Manila, Oct. 22 (CNA) The Philippines would love to improve ties with Taiwan by moving ahead with an economic cooperation agreement despite an unfavorable political environment, the country's top leader said Wednesday. President Benigno Aquino III ...

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Taiwan remains popular destination among expats: HSBC - AsiaOne

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Taiwan remains popular destination among expats: HSBC
AsiaOne
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Thanks to friendly locals, an affordable cost of living and decent health care, Taiwan is ranked as the eighth most popular destination among global expats, based on the Expat Explorer Report 2014 released by HSBC. Among all the ...

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Taiwan's Export Orders Rise to New High in September - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Taiwan's Export Orders Rise to New High in September
Wall Street Journal
Taiwanese-owned factories onshore and in China are key assemblers and suppliers of components to new iPhones, which have seen strong demand from consumers since the device's September launch. Chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...



Jeremy Lin Posed As An Adidas Employee In Taiwan Over The Summer - SportsGrid

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Jeremy Lin Posed As An Adidas Employee In Taiwan Over The Summer
SportsGrid
In case you were wondering, Linsanity is alive and well with a large chunk of the world's population — namely Taiwan and China. Jeremy Lin, the Lakers' new point guard, paid a visit to his native Taiwan this past summer (his parents were born there ...
VIDEO: Lakers' Jeremy Lin Poses As Adidas Employee In TaiwanLakers Nation
Viral Video Watch: Jeremy Lin Heads to Taiwan to Work (Undercover) for adidasbrandchannel.com
Jeremy Lin's Summer Job: Employee At Adidas Store In TaiwanInternational Business Times AU

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Taiwan's US representative highlights need for submarines - Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan's US representative highlights need for submarines
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Speaking in an interview with Taipei-based International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) aired on Tuesday, Shen Lyu-hsun said that although Taiwan has purchased many items for its military from the United States, it has not yet been able to obtain new ...
Taiwan should carefully handle Chinese trade ties: envoy to USChina Post

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