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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Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Company Followed Taiwan Regulations - Bloomberg

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Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Company Followed Taiwan Regulations
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma, whose company was told to leave Taiwan within six months over alleged investment violations, said the e-commerce giant followed local laws when it entered the market. The shares fell for a ...
Alibaba's Jack Ma promises 'full cooperation' with Taiwan governmentMarketWatch
Taiwan orders Alibaba to withdraw after rules violationFinancial Times
Alibaba to Work With Taiwan Commission on Ownership RulesWall Street Journal
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Taiwan export orders rise 8.1%, miss expectations - MarketWatch

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Taiwan export orders rise 8.1%, miss expectations
MarketWatch
TAIPEI--Growth in Taiwan's export orders accelerated in January due to restocking demand ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday and a low comparison base from last year. Overseas buyers placed $39.04 billion worth of orders with Taiwanese ...
Taiwan January export orders grow 8.1 pct, below forecastsReuters
Export orders in January up for 12th straight monthFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan Jan Export Orders Rises At Faster Rate; Trails ExpectationRTT News
China Post
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China's basic tone regarding Taiwan remains unchanged - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

China's basic tone regarding Taiwan remains unchanged
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Yu assumed the post of chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC in March 2013 and gave his first working report in March the following year, in which he spoke of deepening exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan in every aspect, strengthening ...
People Live A Better Life Is All I Want: Taiwan-born Political AdviserCRIENGLISH.com
More Taiwan people to benefit from peaceful cross-Strait relations: spokesmanXinhua

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Taiwan should enjoy its low profile: US official - Taipei Times

Taiwan should enjoy its low profile: US official
Taipei Times
Taiwan should be pleased that it has moved out from beneath Washington's spotlight, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said. “It means that Taiwan is stable, is prosperous, [and it] has a strong relationship with mainland ...



Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly in Taiwan on film shoot - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly in Taiwan on film shoot
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The China Times, however, cited an unnamed public relations officer from Catchplay, the Taiwan distributor of "Silence," as saying that the news of DiCaprio in Hualien is baffling as the actor is supposed to be shooting the film "The Revenant" in ...
DiCaprio shooting film in Taiwan, says local mediaChina Post

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Taiwan, Japan to discuss fishing arrangements near Senkakus - The Japan Times

Taiwan, Japan to discuss fishing arrangements near Senkakus
The Japan Times
Administered by Japan, the isles are claimed by both China and Taiwan. Chou Shyue-yow, deputy director general of the ministry's Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said the meeting will be held from Wednesday to Friday. Topping the agenda is ...
Fourth meeting of Taiwan-Japan fishing commission to open in TokyoFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan Explains Tax Refunds For Expat WorkersTax-news.com

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Peking roast duck sweeps into Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Peking roast duck sweeps into Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Quanjude Chairman Wang Zhiqiang (???) said in late December in Taiwan that he hopes to open 4-6 chain stores here and has plans to bring in dishes from China's imperial past. Opening stores in Taiwan will be his group's first step to going ...



Apaches, P-3Cs to be part of Taiwan's military exercises - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Apaches, P-3Cs to be part of Taiwan's military exercises
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, March 3 (CNA) AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and P-3C sub-hunting aircraft that Taiwan recently received from the United States will be included in the major military exercises Taiwan has planned for the year, the Ministry of National Defense ...



Opposition, environmentalists oppose Taiwan nuclear waste plan - Press TV

Press TV

Opposition, environmentalists oppose Taiwan nuclear waste plan
Press TV
Taiwan's main opposition party has urged the government to halt a controversial plan to process the country's nuclear waste overseas. Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vowed on Monday to push for stopping the plan by the state-run Taiwan ...

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Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Netanyahu's Iran speech, Hillary's ... - Quartz

Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Netanyahu's Iran speech, Hillary's ...
Quartz
Taiwan wrapped Alibaba's knuckles. Taiwan's investment commission said the Chinese e-commerce giant broke investment rules by registering in Taiwan under a Singaporean entity, instead of applying for approval as a mainland Chinese businesses.

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