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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Can thwart Taiwan independence: Xi Jinping - Economic Times

Economic Times

Can thwart Taiwan independence: Xi Jinping
Economic Times
China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future. Taiwan is one ...
Any bid to split Taiwan from China will be defeated: XiThe Straits Times
China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: XiChannel NewsAsia
Xi Jinping talks tough on Taiwan 'separatists'Financial Times
Hong Kong Standard (press release) -Press Trust of India
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Taiwan, US firms sign defence MOU - The Straits Times

Taiwan, US firms sign defence MOU
The Straits Times
PRINCETON/TAIPEI • The United States and Taiwan have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to boost military cooperation between the two sides, as China's communist party kicks off its key congress this week. The MOU, signed by Taiwan ...



US and Taiwan cancel second set of COSMIC-2 satellites - SpaceNews

SpaceNews

US and Taiwan cancel second set of COSMIC-2 satellites
SpaceNews
WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology agreed this month to scrap plans for a second set of next-generation GPS radio occultation weather satellites after determining the ...

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15 reasons why Taiwan should be your next adventure - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

15 reasons why Taiwan should be your next adventure
Telegraph.co.uk
The first non-stop flights from the UK to Taiwan in five years will launch in December, courtesy of China Airlines. From its 100 peaks above 3,000 metres to a toilet-themed restauurant, here are 15 reasons why you should concern yourself with visiting ...
First direct flight from the UK to Taiwan for five years set to take off after China Airlines launches service in ...Daily Mail

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Ghostbusting in Taiwan - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Ghostbusting in Taiwan
The Straits Times
TAIWAN (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS. Oh yes, I am. I don't care what Ray Parker Jr sings in Ghostbusters, I am deathly afraid of them. Me and just about every Singaporean and Hong Konger who apparently will not step foot into ...



Badminton: Debutant Eoon Qi Xuan defeats Taiwan's Huang Yun ... - The Star Online

The Star Online

Badminton: Debutant Eoon Qi Xuan defeats Taiwan's Huang Yun ...
The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Debutant Eoon Qi Xuan made it a sensational day for Malaysia when she joined Goh Jin Wei in the fifth round at the World Junior ...

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Horror in Taiwan over siblings' abuse deaths - News24

News24

Horror in Taiwan over siblings' abuse deaths
News24
Taipei - A Taiwanese couple have been indicted over the abuse and deaths of three of their children whose bodies they then buried in hidden locations, in a crime that has shocked the island. The father, identified by his family name Lee, admitted to ...

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Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep concern' about Qualcomm's ... - TODAYonline

TODAYonline

Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep concern' about Qualcomm's ...
TODAYonline
TAIPEI - Taiwan's economics ministry said it is "deeply concerned" about the antitrust agency imposing a $775 million fine on Qualcomm Inc , in a rare public ...
Qualcomm gets Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs' backing - FudzillaFudzilla (blog)

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Does China Really Pose a Threat to Taiwan? - The National Interest Online (blog)

The National Interest Online (blog)

Does China Really Pose a Threat to Taiwan?
The National Interest Online (blog)
Sorry, I can't help it, but…back in the Nineties, the Chinese threat to Taiwan was perhaps the paramount security concern in East Asia. A war between China and Taiwan was considered to be the most likely military clash at that time, and it was the ...



North Korean Cybercriminals Implicated in Taiwan Bank Theft - WSJ - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

North Korean Cybercriminals Implicated in Taiwan Bank Theft - WSJ
Wall Street Journal
A North Korea-linked cybercrime ring suspected of raiding Bangladesh's central bank last year was likely responsible for the recent theft of $60 million from a ...
Cybersecurity firm: North Korea was likely behind cyber heist in TaiwanBusiness Insider
North Korean Hacker Group Linked to Taiwan Bank Cyberheist ...Bloomberg

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