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
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Beijing's Threats Against Taiwan Are Deadly Serious - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)

Beijing's Threats Against Taiwan Are Deadly Serious
Foreign Policy (blog)
Just hours after staging the largest display of naval forces in its history in the South China Sea on April 12, China announced that it would abruptly pivot to conducting live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait six days later. The bombastic ...
Taiwan under Tsai: A two-year reviewBrookings Institution
Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of ChinaWichita Eagle
Taiwan Boosts Its Defenses Against Chinese 'Strangulation'The American Conservative

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Taiwan: Legislators Launch Parliamentary Blockchain Alliance to Promote Industry Growth - Cointelegraph

Cointelegraph

Taiwan: Legislators Launch Parliamentary Blockchain Alliance to Promote Industry Growth
Cointelegraph
Taiwanese legislators have formed a parliamentary blockchain group to promote the development of the industry, according to a Facebook announcement by MP and legislator Jason Hsu Yu-Jen today, May 22. The new Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for ...
Taiwan legislators launch cross-party group to promote country's blockchain sectorTaiwan News
Taiwanese Parliament Forms Coalition For BlockchainETHNews

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Australian wheat penetrates Taiwan - Farm Weekly

Farm Weekly

Australian wheat penetrates Taiwan
Farm Weekly
TAIWAN could emerge as a significant market for Australian wheat, as awareness of the quality of local grain grows among local flour millers. Currently Taiwan averages about 230,000 tonnes in Australian wheat imports each year, worth about $80 million.



Fast Asia Open: Japan manufacturing PMI, Taiwan industrial output - Financial Times

Taiwan News

Fast Asia Open: Japan manufacturing PMI, Taiwan industrial output
Financial Times
Donald Trump has cast further doubt on prospects for the summit he has agreed to hold with North Korea's Kim Jong Un next month, despite an attempt by Seoul to salvage the potentially historic meeting. Accompanied in the Oval Office by South Korean ...
Business HighlightsTaiwan News
US, China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE ControversyWall Street Journal

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Pillsbury Prepares New Taiwan Office After Raid on V&E - Law.com

Law.com

Pillsbury Prepares New Taiwan Office After Raid on V&E
Law.com
Kao and Tsai, both of whom are among the fewer than 50 registered foreign lawyers in Taiwan, will lead the Taiwan practice at Pillsbury Winthrop. The firm announced Monday that it intends to open an office later this year in Taipei, the capital of ...



Taiwan Eyes Blockchain Growth with New Parliamentary Alliance - CoinDesk

CoinDesk

Taiwan Eyes Blockchain Growth with New Parliamentary Alliance
CoinDesk
The creation of the group - the Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain (TPCB) - was led by legislator Jason Hsu Yu-Jen in the hopes of uniting politicians from different parties to push for well-defined regulatory frameworks to facilitate ...
Taiwan Forms Parliamentary Coalition To Propel Blockchain GrowthBC Focus

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Taiwan's Yageo to buy US electronic components firm for $740 million - Automotive News (blog)

Automotive News (blog)

Taiwan's Yageo to buy US electronic components firm for $740 million
Automotive News (blog)
TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Yageo Corp. said it would buy Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe. The cash offer is the second midsize bid from a Taiwanese electronics company to ...

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Why China isn't planning to storm Taiwan's beaches - The Interpreter

The Interpreter

Why China isn't planning to storm Taiwan's beaches
The Interpreter
The reason this gap is so puzzling is that reclaiming Taiwan is such an important part of the Communist Party's identity, and a core mission for the PLA. Some analysts also argue that Taiwan is the key to China's broader naval ambitions because it ...



Canada, New Zealand pledge support for Taiwan's WHA participation - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Canada, New Zealand pledge support for Taiwan's WHA participation
Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) The World Health Assembly (WHA) opened Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, and for the first time ever delegates from Canada and New Zealand voiced their support of Taiwan's participation in the WHA during the first plenary ...
WHO's handling of Taiwan-related issue "highly appreciated": spokespersonXinhua
Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting in SwitzerlandThe Local Switzerland
Politics and health clash as Taiwan's bid for observer status falls at WHADevex
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China's J-20 stealth fighters will likely patrol Taiwan's airspace soon - and the island nation is ready to counter - Business Insider India

Business Insider India

China's J-20 stealth fighters will likely patrol Taiwan's airspace soon - and the island nation is ready to counter
Business Insider India
Beijing has repeatedly hinted that its new J-20 stealth fighters would conduct patrols in Taiwan's airspace to coerce the island nation to reunify with China. But Taiwan has a plan to counter China's J-20: new mobile passive radars and new active ...