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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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan: USGS - CNBC

CNBC

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan: USGS
CNBC
Taiwan's China Post newspaper said on its website that more than one building collapsed in the quake. "Collapsed buildings reported in Tainan, with rescue workers arriving on scene. The city government there has set up a level one emergency response ...
6.4M earthquake strikes TaiwanUSA TODAY
Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits southern Taiwan: US Geological SurveyTimes of India
Taiwan: Earthquake measuring 6.4 hits islandBBC News
RT -BNO News -Telegraph.co.uk
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Madonna causes a commotion in Taiwan - BBC News

BBC News

Madonna causes a commotion in Taiwan
BBC News
Madonna is no stranger to controversy, but her attempts to endear herself to both Taiwan and China could well be her most misjudged foray into Asia since starring in the movie Shanghai Surprise. The singer has managed to alienate fans in both of the ...
Madonna In Taiwan-China Row After Wearing FlagSky News
Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flagThe Straits Times
Madonna sparks controversy with Taiwan performance after wearing Taiwanese flagThe Independent
Asia Times
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Taiwan is not a state, says UK gov't in response to petition - Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free Press

Taiwan is not a state, says UK gov't in response to petition
Hong Kong Free Press
The UK government has reiterated that it does not consider Taiwan to be a state, it said in an answer to an online petition on Thursday. The petition, initiated by Lee Chapman on January 18, 2016, asked for the UK government to “recognise Taiwan as a ...
It's complicated, China says of relationship with TaiwanReuters
Securing Taiwan Starts With Overhauling Its NavyThe National Interest Online
UK restates position on Taiwan in response to petitionFocus Taiwan News Channel
Shanghaiist
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Buildings Collapse As Earthquake Hits Taiwan - Sky News

Buildings Collapse As Earthquake Hits Taiwan
Sky News
Hundreds of residents are believed to be in one of the collapsed buildings, according to TV reports in Taiwan. 21:37, UK, Friday 05 February 2016. Earthquake hits Tainan. Buildings have collapsed in the southern city of Tainan. Pic: @taispy. Share on ...



China's rise may weigh on Taiwan in near future - The Nation

China's rise may weigh on Taiwan in near future
The Nation
A Chinese author wrote that Taiwan may be more open to reunification in the future when people from mainland China are getting more affluent. The Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday gave the green light to Taiwan ...

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Military Analysis: Taiwan (Republic of China) Armed Forces and US Strategy towards China - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

Military Analysis: Taiwan (Republic of China) Armed Forces and US Strategy towards China
Center for Research on Globalization
Despite the fact the official U.S. strategy towards China ignoring Taiwan issue, the island may easily become a flash point of the ongoing confrontation. The main stream media constantly disseminate reports that the Chinese military prepares to invade ...



Taiwan Families Receive Goodbye Letters Decades After Executions - New York Times

New York Times

Taiwan Families Receive Goodbye Letters Decades After Executions
New York Times
The letters were among 177 uncovered in the past decade that were written by victims of the political repression known as the White Terror. From 1947 to 1987, tens of thousands of Taiwanese were imprisoned and at least 1,000 were executed, most in the ...



Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan - ABC Online

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan
ABC Online
A powerful earthquake has struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one partial building collapse and other damages but no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude 6.4 ...



Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan - USGS | Reuters - Firstpost

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan - USGS | Reuters
Firstpost
WASHINGTON A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, was centred 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Tainan, a city of ...

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits southern Taiwan: USGS - The Daily Star

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits southern Taiwan: USGS
The Daily Star
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article. Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no ...

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