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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5 Fail-Proof Ways To Impress People In Taiwan - Forbes

Forbes

5 Fail-Proof Ways To Impress People In Taiwan
Forbes
Dress the part. You are what you wear. Few people will accept a guy who wears gym sweats and says he's a company executive. Taiwan is a land of cosplay, uniformed school kids and even special-issue vests for volunteers helping with a one-off occasion.



Taiwan developing next-generation fighter jets, defense minister says - UPI.com

UPI.com

Taiwan developing next-generation fighter jets, defense minister says
UPI.com
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been the target of warnings from China. Taiwan is responding with increased defense expenditures, according to local media. Photo courtesy of Office of the President of Taiwan ...
Taiwan looks forward to advancing cooperation with UKChina Post
Uighur independence activist invited by minor party to visit TaiwanFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan's F-16 Fighter Jets Are Getting an Upgrade - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Taiwan's F-16 Fighter Jets Are Getting an Upgrade
DefenseNews.com
In a statement, AIDC said four Taiwanese Air Force F-16s have entered its new facility in Taichung and the upgrading work on the fleet of 144 F-16s is expected to be completed within six years. AIDC Chairman Anson Liao had previously said that at full ...



Six Taiwan Students Spend Year on Campus - SUNY Cortland News

SUNY Cortland News

Six Taiwan Students Spend Year on Campus
SUNY Cortland News
Although the U.S. has long refused to officially recognize the government of Taiwan as a sovereign nation, corporations and educational institutions have had more freedom to define their relationship with Taiwan, which China considers part of its ...



Tesla delivers first batch of vehicles and opens first Supercharger in Taiwan - Electrek

Electrek

Tesla delivers first batch of vehicles and opens first Supercharger in Taiwan
Electrek
Tesla is currently expanding in Asia with new stores and Supercharger networks in South Korea, Taiwan, and its continuous expansion in China. The company announced that it delivered the first batch of vehicles this week to customers in Taiwan first ...
Tesla Model S cars roll into TaiwanTaiwan News
Tesla Model S cars arrive in TaiwanFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Indonesian seafarer's death highlights Taiwan interpreter shortage - Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post

Indonesian seafarer's death highlights Taiwan interpreter shortage
Jakarta Post
Indonesian seafarer's death highlights Taiwan interpreter shortage In this March 23, 2016 photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Ericson Padilla right, checks the documents of an Indonesian fisherman from an American fishing vessel docked in ...



cement scion Leslie Koo dies in fall - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

cement scion Leslie Koo dies in fall
South China Morning Post
Leslie Koo Cheng-yun, the son of Taiwan's late top negotiator with the mainland, Koo Chen-fu, died on Monday morning after stumbling down a flight of stairs at a plush hotel in Taipei on Saturday night. He was 62. The cement tycoon, listed among the ...
Powerful Taiwan Billionaire Clan Suffers Loss As Leslie Koo Dies In TaipeiForbes
Taiwan Cement chief Koo Cheng-yun dies at 62Nikkei Asian Review
Taiwan Cement president dies after falling down stairsTaiwan News
China Post -Taipei Times
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A $7 Billion Bet on the US Could Lift Taiwan's Foxconn - New York Times

New York Times

A $7 Billion Bet on the US Could Lift Taiwan's Foxconn
New York Times
Grabbing a share of the American market could also help the Taiwanese iPhone maker revive Sharp, its recently acquired subsidiary. On Sunday, Foxconn's founder, Terry Gou, sketched out a project to make display panels in America, building on details ...
A look at Foxconn, Taiwan's electronics manufacturing giantUSA TODAY
Taiwan's Foxconn chief confirms mulling $7 bn US investmentYahoo News
Chief of Taiwan's Foxconn says rise of protectionism unavoidableReuters
Nikkei Asian Review -Wall Street Journal -Reuters
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Chicks roam freely in Taiwan cafe - The Straits Times

Chicks roam freely in Taiwan cafe
The Straits Times
TAIWAN (Reuters) - At K Show, a restaurant in eastern Taiwan, chirpy chicks are free to roam the premises as diners tuck into their food. Diners welcome the chicks as they add festive cheer especially in the lead-up to Chinese New Year, which falls on ...



Taiwan Navy ranked '10th Most Powerful in World' by viral video - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Taiwan Navy ranked '10th Most Powerful in World' by viral video
Taiwan News
Taipei (Taiwan News) -- On Monday a user posted a video on the Taiwanese bulletin board website PTT which ranked Taiwan's Navy as number 10 in the world, launching a barrage of comments by netizens. PTT user aotfs2013 posted a YouTube video titled ...