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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Taiwan Leader's Party Expects Greater Beijing Flexibility on Cross-strait Ties - Voice of America

Voice of America

Taiwan Leader's Party Expects Greater Beijing Flexibility on Cross-strait Ties
Voice of America
In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen talked about Taiwanese-mainland relations, Taiwan independence, U.S.-Taiwan relations and the reason for Taiwan's rejection of the international arbitration of the South ...
MAC appeals to Beijing to recognize Taiwan's good willFocus Taiwan News Channel
Readers write: Taiwan's democracy, tobacco in California, US conflictsChristian Science Monitor
President Tsai states as unacceptable South China Sea awardTaiwan Today
Asia Times -World Finance -Latin American Herald Tribune
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Taipei has lowest gender ratio in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei has lowest gender ratio in Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan's population was 23.51 million as of the end of June, up 0.07 percent from the end of 2015, mainly because births exceeded deaths in the first six months of the year. The six municipalities -- Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and ...
120 Taiwanese arrested in Greece on suspected telecom crimesThe Straits Times
Over 120 Taiwanese nabbed in Greek raidChina Post

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Taiwanese fishing boats might not land on Taiping Island: spokesman - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwanese fishing boats might not land on Taiping Island: spokesman
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) A Taiwanese fishing flotilla that departed for the Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island in the South China Sea July 20 is expected to approach the island Monday, but might not be allowed to land there, according to local regulations, ...
The South China Sea Verdict Ignores TaiwanWall Street Journal
Fishermen's access to Taiping to be restrictedChina Post
Civilians warned to stay off Itu AbaTaipei Times

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Taiwan delegation visiting Tokyo to solicit investment - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan delegation visiting Tokyo to solicit investment
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) A delegation led by Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (???) embarked on a trip to Tokyo Sunday to attract Japanese companies with cutting-edge technology to invest in Taiwan and strengthen bilateral industrial ...
MOEA-led group in Japan to seek investmentTaipei Times

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Taiwan wins gold in AVC Eastern Zone Women's Championship - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan wins gold in AVC Eastern Zone Women's Championship
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan wins gold in AVC Eastern Zone Women's Championship. 2016/07/24 21:56:24. File photo courtesy of Chinese Taipei Volleyball Association. Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Chinese Taipei beat Japan 3-1 to win the championship Sunday in the final of the AVC ...

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Indonesia, Taiwan continue to develop Morotai into economic hub - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Indonesia, Taiwan continue to develop Morotai into economic hub
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli said on July 21 at a forum in Surabaya, East Java that Indonesia will collaborate with Taiwan to develop Morotai Island in North Maluku into a new economic hub consisting of a seafood-processing ...
Morotai development plans ongoingTaipei Times

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Iran routs Taiwan B in William Jones Cup - Mehr News Agency - English Version

Mehr News Agency - English Version

Iran routs Taiwan B in William Jones Cup
Mehr News Agency - English Version
The more experienced Iran side bagged a 73-61 victory over the hosts on Saturday as the opening day of the 38th edition of William Jones Cup underway in Taiwan. It was Taiwan B who took an 18-13 lead in the first quarter though Iranian players hardened ...



Taiwan biotechnology industry's output to reach US$15.6 b. in 2020 - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan biotechnology industry's output to reach US$15.6 b. in 2020
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) The government has set a production target for the nation's biotechnology industry at NT$500 billion (US$15.6 billion) for 2020 with several flagship enterprises of the sector getting annual revenues of more than NT$10 billion, an ...



Taiwan: Bumpy trip to economic boost - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Taiwan: Bumpy trip to economic boost
The Straits Times
To catch her favourite exhibitions, museum buff Tina Cheng used to endure a four-hour bus ride from her home in Taiwan's south-west Tainan city to Taipei in the north. The ride was all the more gruelling, stretching beyond eight hours, if the bus was ...

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US postpones delivery of assault amphibious vehicles to Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

US postpones delivery of assault amphibious vehicles to Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
It said that assisting Taiwan to develop and maintain a strong self-defense capability is in the mutual interests of Taipei and Washington and that the two sides will continue to consolidate their security partnership to contribute to regional peace ...
Navy refutes delay in US weapons sales orderChina Post

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