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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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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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47 - Times of India

Times of India

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47
Times of India
TAIPEI (Taiwan): A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 ...
Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48Reuters India
Devastation and tragedy of routine Taiwan flightBBC News
Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10CNN
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Plane Crash in Taiwan Kills 48 - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Plane Crash in Taiwan Kills 48
Wall Street Journal
The TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan on July 23 was the eighth accident for the company in a dozen years. At least 48 people died including a colonel and famed sculptor. WSJ's Ramy Inocencio talks to Taipei bureau chief Aries Poon on why the plane went ...



Taiwan says weather not seen as cause of plane crash that killed 48 - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Taiwan says weather not seen as cause of plane crash that killed 48
The Straits Times
Taiwan's civil aviation authorities said the weather on Wednesday had been suitable for flying and they were trying to determine the cause of the crash. "There were nine flights on the same route between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. yesterday. Only the TransAsia ...



Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash - KPRC Houston

KPRC Houston

Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash
KPRC Houston
At least 48 people were killed when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration. Officials say 10 people were injured in the plane crash and ...



Plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, 47 people killed - Times of India

Plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, 47 people killed
Times of India
TAIPEI: A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near ...



Relatives fly to Taiwan crash site where 48 died - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Relatives fly to Taiwan crash site where 48 died
USA TODAY
BEIJING Ten people survived a crash landing Wednesday that killed 48 other passengers as their plane failed to reach the runway on a Taiwanese holiday island hit hard by a typhoon. The airline, TransAsia Airways, confirmed the death toll Thursday ...



Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash - Chron.com

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash
Chron.com
The wreckage of the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 after it crashed in Penghu islands. More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing.



Taiwan plane crash: In pictures - BBC News

BBC News

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
BBC News
A passenger plane carrying 58 people has crashed in Penghu in the Taiwan Strait, killing 48 of those on board. The TransAsia Airways plane crashed into buildings near Magong airport on Wednesday evening, as a storm hit Taiwan. The tail section of ...



Taiwanese officials defend letting TransAsia plane fly in wake of typhoon ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Taiwanese officials defend letting TransAsia plane fly in wake of typhoon ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The crash came hours after Matmo passed over Taiwan. About 200 airline flights at Taiwanese airports had been cancelled earlier in the day due to rain and high winds. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau had warned of heavy rains into Wednesday evening ...



Taiwan air crash claims 48 lives - Financial Times

Taiwan air crash claims 48 lives
Financial Times
Forty-eight people have died after a Taiwanese aircraft crashed while trying to make an emergency landing on the island of Penghu in the Taiwan Strait. TransAsia Airways flight GE222 from Kaohsiung crashed just short of the runway of Magong airport on ...