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 remains sanguine despite Beijing sabre-rattling - Financial Times
  1. Taiwan remains sanguine despite Beijing sabre-rattling  Financial Times
  2. Is the '1992 Consensus' Fading Away in the Taiwan Strait?  The Diplomat
  3. Taiwan beefs up on US arms aimed at China  Asia Times
  4. China warns will 'resolutely smash' any Taiwan independence move  Aljazeera.com
  5. Seas around Taiwan to be center of military movements: defense analyst  Focus Taiwan News Channel
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Computers Told Taiwan’s Leaders They Could Sink Less Than Half Of A Chinese Invasion Fleet. Now Taipei’s Shopping For New Missiles. - ForbesComputers Told Taiwan’s Leaders They Could Sink Less Than Half Of A Chinese Invasion Fleet. Now Taipei’s Shopping For New Missiles.  Forbes

MOFA responds to Taiwan's exclusion from ... - Taiwan NewsMOFA responds to Taiwan's exclusion from ...  Taiwan News

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan headline news  Focus Taiwan News Channel

China’s animosity record towards India reflects wolf warrior diplomacy: Taiwan representative - ThePrintChina’s animosity record towards India reflects wolf warrior diplomacy: Taiwan representative  ThePrint

Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan shares open higher  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Hong Kong protesters revolutionize Taiwan restaurant scene - Nikkei Asian ReviewHong Kong protesters revolutionize Taiwan restaurant scene  Nikkei Asian Review

Taiwan's COVID-19 Diplomacy and WHO Participation: Losing the Battle But Winning the War? - The DiplomatTaiwan's COVID-19 Diplomacy and WHO Participation: Losing the Battle But Winning the War?  The Diplomat

Taiwan investors bypass China as pandemic, US tariffs hit mainland appeal - South China Morning PostTaiwan investors bypass China as pandemic, US tariffs hit mainland appeal  South China Morning Post

How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success - Foreign PolicyHow Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success  Foreign Policy

Taiwan recall vote brings new problems for pro-China Kuomintang - Al Jazeera EnglishTaiwan recall vote brings new problems for pro-China Kuomintang  Al Jazeera English

What Do Taiwan's People Think About Their Relationship to China? - The DiplomatWhat Do Taiwan's People Think About Their Relationship to China?  The Diplomat

U.S. Investors, Take Note: Korea and Taiwan Show How the Virus Restrains Economic Activity - Barron'sU.S. Investors, Take Note: Korea and Taiwan Show How the Virus Restrains Economic Activity  Barron's

Taiwan wins big at IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan wins big at IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan nationals, foreign spouses to receive stimulus vouchers - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan nationals, foreign spouses to receive stimulus vouchers  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan envoy provides insights on Japan's... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan envoy provides insights on Japan's...  Taiwan News

Carrefour to acquire Wellcome, Jasons Market Place in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News ChannelCarrefour to acquire Wellcome, Jasons Market Place in Taiwan  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares close up 0.44% - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan shares close up 0.44%  Focus Taiwan News Channel

RBI seeks clarity from govt on Taiwans foreign direct investment status - Business StandardRBI seeks clarity from govt on Taiwans foreign direct investment status  Business Standard

73 percent of Taiwanese say China's government not a 'friend': survey - Focus Taiwan News Channel73 percent of Taiwanese say China's government not a 'friend': survey  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Singapore first lady riles up Taiwanese by gl... - Taiwan NewsSingapore first lady riles up Taiwanese by gl...  Taiwan News

Taiwan in imminent danger of Chinese invasion... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan in imminent danger of Chinese invasion...  Taiwan News

Temperature forecast to hit 36 degrees in Taiwan Wednesday - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTemperature forecast to hit 36 degrees in Taiwan Wednesday  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan to 'closely monitor' impact of US withdrawal from WHO - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan to 'closely monitor' impact of US withdrawal from WHO  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Chinese trolls post fake news about Taiwanese... - Taiwan NewsChinese trolls post fake news about Taiwanese...  Taiwan News

Travel - Taiwan's 2,000-year-old knife massage - BBC NewsTravel - Taiwan's 2,000-year-old knife massage  BBC News

Taiwans President Tsai Ing-wen attends patrol vessel launch amid rising threat from China - Republic World - Republic WorldTaiwans President Tsai Ing-wen attends patrol vessel launch amid rising threat from China - Republic World  Republic World

CORONAVIRUS/No new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan Tuesday - Focus Taiwan News ChannelCORONAVIRUS/No new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan Tuesday  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan throws its weight behind Hong Kong citizens who want to resettle on the island - CNBCTaiwan throws its weight behind Hong Kong citizens who want to resettle on the island  CNBC

BNI to offer debit cards to Indonesian students in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News ChannelBNI to offer debit cards to Indonesian students in Taiwan  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Tesla In Taiwan Crashes Directly Into Overturned Truck, Ignores Pedestrian, With Autopilot On - ForbesTesla In Taiwan Crashes Directly Into Overturned Truck, Ignores Pedestrian, With Autopilot On  Forbes

Taiwan Court Strikes Down Law Criminalizing Adultery - The New York TimesTaiwan Court Strikes Down Law Criminalizing Adultery  The New York Times

Taiwan's local governments roll out hot d... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's local governments roll out hot d...  Taiwan News

Taiwan gifts Suffolk with 50,000 surgical masks - NewsdayTaiwan gifts Suffolk with 50,000 surgical masks  Newsday

Hon Hai employees in Taiwan receive yearly income of NT$2.7 million - Focus Taiwan News ChannelHon Hai employees in Taiwan receive yearly income of NT$2.7 million  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Manpower demand expected to grow by 21100 in third quarter - Focus Taiwan News ChannelManpower demand expected to grow by 21100 in third quarter  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Fitch Affirms Taiwan Cooperative Bills Finance, Taiwan Cooperative Securities; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Taiwan Cooperative Bills Finance, Taiwan Cooperative Securities; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

China Is Throwing Away Taiwan - Foreign PolicyChina Is Throwing Away Taiwan  Foreign Policy

Taiwan, US Japan mark GCTF anniversary with strengthened commitment - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan, US Japan mark GCTF anniversary with strengthened commitment  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Fitch Affirms Taiwan's E.SUN Securities at 'AA-(twn)'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Taiwan's E.SUN Securities at 'AA-(twn)'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

2 American bombers spotted near Taiwan as US-China tensions rise - Taiwan News2 American bombers spotted near Taiwan as US-China tensions rise  Taiwan News

Taiwan shares extend gains to end above 11100 points - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan shares extend gains to end above 11100 points  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan karate athlete must requalify for Olympics due to rule change - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan karate athlete must requalify for Olympics due to rule change  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Foreigners stranded in Taiwan by coronavirus allowed to extend visas - Taiwan NewsForeigners stranded in Taiwan by coronavirus allowed to extend visas  Taiwan News

Taiwan's CSD now selling plethora of colo... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's CSD now selling plethora of colo...  Taiwan News

Taiwan set to commission patrol ship to strengthen South China Sea claims - South China Morning PostTaiwan set to commission patrol ship to strengthen South China Sea claims  South China Morning Post

Defense minister says Taiwan prepared for Chi... - Taiwan NewsDefense minister says Taiwan prepared for Chi...  Taiwan News

Taiwan's Wackyboys perform coffin dance i... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's Wackyboys perform coffin dance i...  Taiwan News

Taiwan condemns new Hong Kong security legislation - Al Jazeera EnglishTaiwan condemns new Hong Kong security legislation  Al Jazeera English

Taiwan-made rapid test for COVID-19 may be available by year-end: NHRI - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan-made rapid test for COVID-19 may be available by year-end: NHRI  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan's Coast Guard inaugurates its larg... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's Coast Guard inaugurates its larg...  Taiwan News

Taiwan's Cabinet spokesperson says leaked... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's Cabinet spokesperson says leaked...  Taiwan News

Foreign ARC holders can also use Taiwan's... - Taiwan NewsForeign ARC holders can also use Taiwan's...  Taiwan News

Hong Kongers in Taiwan worried over possible law suspension - Focus Taiwan News ChannelHong Kongers in Taiwan worried over possible law suspension  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan Billionaire K.C. Liu's Son Joins Advantech Board - ForbesTaiwan Billionaire K.C. Liu's Son Joins Advantech Board  Forbes

Global Cooperation and Training Framework hig... - Taiwan NewsGlobal Cooperation and Training Framework hig...  Taiwan News

China vows to ‘smash’ any Taiwan independence move as Trump weighs sanctions - The Washington PostChina vows to ‘smash’ any Taiwan independence move as Trump weighs sanctions  The Washington Post

COVID disrupts plastics shows in Taiwan, Japan - Plastics NewsCOVID disrupts plastics shows in Taiwan, Japan  Plastics News

Boost Ties with Taiwan: China can’t dictate terms for everyone in Asia - Economic TimesBoost Ties with Taiwan: China can’t dictate terms for everyone in Asia  Economic Times

US says Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused loss of lives - Al Jazeera EnglishUS says Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused loss of lives  Al Jazeera English

Helicopter safety paramount as Taiwan's H... - Taiwan NewsHelicopter safety paramount as Taiwan's H...  Taiwan News

Report: Taiwan prime target for agtech exporters - Future FarmingReport: Taiwan prime target for agtech exporters  Future Farming

Trump seizes a new cudgel to bash China: Taiwan - POLITICO.euTrump seizes a new cudgel to bash China: Taiwan  POLITICO.eu

Taiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times - Al Jazeera EnglishTaiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times  Al Jazeera English

Taiwan's Tightrope - The Washington Post - Washington PostTaiwan's Tightrope - The Washington Post  Washington Post

Looking for an Introduction to Taiwan’s Greatest Filmmaker? Start Here - The New York TimesLooking for an Introduction to Taiwan’s Greatest Filmmaker? Start Here  The New York Times

Taiwan’s pride in Covid-19 response spurs hopes of political change - Financial TimesTaiwan’s pride in Covid-19 response spurs hopes of political change  Financial Times

China's Largest Base Has Replicas Of Taiwan's Presidential Building, Eiffel Tower - The DriveChina's Largest Base Has Replicas Of Taiwan's Presidential Building, Eiffel Tower  The Drive

Taiwan government mega-breach feared as trove of 20m citizens’ data found on dark web - The Daily SwigTaiwan government mega-breach feared as trove of 20m citizens’ data found on dark web  The Daily Swig

Taiwan shares end above 11000 points, led by tech stocks - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan shares end above 11000 points, led by tech stocks  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan's Tsai pledges support for people of Hong Kong after China proposes national security law - CNBCTaiwan's Tsai pledges support for people of Hong Kong after China proposes national security law  CNBC

Chinese general says Beijing will ‘smash’ separatist moves by Taiwan - South China Morning PostChinese general says Beijing will ‘smash’ separatist moves by Taiwan  South China Morning Post

Taiwan opens its doors to Italian apples - FruitnetTaiwan opens its doors to Italian apples  Fruitnet

Classroom Incident Deepens Tensions Between China, Taiwan - VOA NewsClassroom Incident Deepens Tensions Between China, Taiwan  VOA News

Cosmetic chains to begin selling surgical masks this week - Focus Taiwan News ChannelCosmetic chains to begin selling surgical masks this week  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan Navy cluster originated in Taiwan, not Palau: CECC - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan Navy cluster originated in Taiwan, not Palau: CECC  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Thailand and Taiwan will open up to Italian apples - FreshPlaza.comThailand and Taiwan will open up to Italian apples  FreshPlaza.com

Higher summer electricity rates take effect in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News ChannelHigher summer electricity rates take effect in Taiwan  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Vietnamese workers end protest at Compal's Taoyuan plant - Focus Taiwan News ChannelVietnamese workers end protest at Compal's Taoyuan plant  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Attack on Taiwan still an option: China general - Yahoo NewsAttack on Taiwan still an option: China general  Yahoo News

Taipei mayor's wife, councilwoman spar ... - Taiwan NewsTaipei mayor's wife, councilwoman spar ...  Taiwan News

How Taiwan changed its attitude to landfills - BBC NewsHow Taiwan changed its attitude to landfills  BBC News

Taiwan promises 'support' for Hong Kong's people as China tightens grip - The GuardianTaiwan promises 'support' for Hong Kong's people as China tightens grip  The Guardian

Prevalence of cancer diagnoses continues to climb in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News ChannelPrevalence of cancer diagnoses continues to climb in Taiwan  Focus Taiwan News Channel

94 Taiwanese, 2 spouses return home after being stranded in Russia - Focus Taiwan News Channel94 Taiwanese, 2 spouses return home after being stranded in Russia  Focus Taiwan News Channel

New Taipei's Shifen Waterfall's summe... - Taiwan NewsNew Taipei's Shifen Waterfall's summe...  Taiwan News

Taiwan issues travel warning for US amid prot... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan issues travel warning for US amid prot...  Taiwan News

How COVID-19 Challenges Taiwan's New Southbound Policy - The DiplomatHow COVID-19 Challenges Taiwan's New Southbound Policy  The Diplomat

Taiwan's first fruit exports to Japan this year shipped via CAL - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan's first fruit exports to Japan this year shipped via CAL  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan trial offers hope for restoring international travel - Financial TimesTaiwan trial offers hope for restoring international travel  Financial Times

Taiwanese infected overseas must report to CE... - Taiwan NewsTaiwanese infected overseas must report to CE...  Taiwan News

Taiwan records net fund outflow for 39th straight quarter - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan records net fund outflow for 39th straight quarter  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Foreign minister warns Taiwan is next on Chin... - Taiwan NewsForeign minister warns Taiwan is next on Chin...  Taiwan News

'WHO is excluding us under China pressure,' Taiwan minister says - Nikkei Asian Review'WHO is excluding us under China pressure,' Taiwan minister says  Nikkei Asian Review

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen enters second term with a strong political mandate, but no room for complacency - Brookings InstitutionTaiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen enters second term with a strong political mandate, but no room for complacency  Brookings Institution

Taiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President - The New York TimesTaiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President  The New York Times

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture begins trial... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's Ministry of Culture begins trial...  Taiwan News

Taiwan's Starlux Airlines may launch Ok... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's Starlux Airlines may launch Ok...  Taiwan News

Taiwan rebuffs WHO, says China has no right to represent it - ReutersTaiwan rebuffs WHO, says China has no right to represent it  Reuters

How Taiwan was coronavirus-ready, while the U.S. got caught with its "pants down" - CBS NewsHow Taiwan was coronavirus-ready, while the U.S. got caught with its "pants down"  CBS News