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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UN Aviation Agency Rejects Taiwan: Here's Why It Matters - Forbes

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UN Aviation Agency Rejects Taiwan: Here's Why It Matters
Forbes
Diplomatically isolated Taiwan had a chance to send a delegation to listen in at the International Civil Aviation Organization's annual assembly. The UN group, in place since World War II, brings together 191 governments to agree on the best commercial ...
Are China and Taiwan Heading Towards Conflict? | The National ...The National Interest Online (blog)
Pressure tactics: China is winning the diplomatic war with TaiwanTimes of India (blog)
DPP calls for continued dialogue between Taiwan, ChinaFocus Taiwan News Channel
AsiaOne -Xinhua
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PHOTOS: Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China - NPR

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PHOTOS: Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China
NPR
In the past two days, Typhoon Megi has pounded Taiwan and the coast of southeast China and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate amid rising floodwaters. At least four people died in Taiwan, as the storm blasted across the island en route to ...
Men attempt to continue daily routine during Taiwan typhoonUPI.com
Taiwan stocks rise after 2-day typhoon break; c.bank rate meeting awaitedReuters
Taiwan recovering from third typhoonAsiaOne
NextShark -Baltimore Sun -The Straits Times
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Massive typhoon hits eastern China and Taiwan, killing 5 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Massive typhoon hits eastern China and Taiwan, killing 5
Los Angeles Times
A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide. Typhoon Megi caused more than $10 million in ...
Typhoon Megi makes landfall in China, after killing four in TaiwanCNN
Typhoon Megi smashes into Taiwan on path to ChinaUSA TODAY
Deadly Typhoon Megi Blows Through China and TaiwanNBCNews.com
Stuff.co.nz -China Post
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Ministers told not to attend Taiwan national day events - Irish Times

Irish Times

Ministers told not to attend Taiwan national day events
Irish Times
“Attendance at this event and other Taiwan-related incidents have led to considerable disruption in the advancement of Irish policy goals with China and the Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade had to go to considerable lengths to ...



Toyo Ito's Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan nears completion - Dezeen

Dezeen

Toyo Ito's Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan nears completion
Dezeen
These shots taken by Lucas K Doolan, a New Zealand photographer currently working in Taiwan, were taken during a preview event. Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito. The opera house features a series of hourglass wells in its facade, which ...



Photo credit: Kentaro Iemoto - The Weekly Standard (blog)

Ottawa Citizen

Photo credit: Kentaro Iemoto
The Weekly Standard (blog)
It may seem like a minor, technical issue, but it became clear to me on a visit to Taipei earlier this month that the Taiwanese government was furious that it might be blocked from even observing the triennial meeting of the International Civil ...
Diplomatica: Chinese government lobbies to bar Taiwan from attending assemblyOttawa Citizen
Tsai's crocodile tears for Taiwan's failed ICAO bidChina Post
Countries voice support for Taiwan's participation in ICAOFocus Taiwan News Channel
The Diplomat -Taipei Times -Taiwan Today -ICAO
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Bold New Move To Rescue Faltering Taiwan High-Tech And Why It ... - Forbes

Forbes

Bold New Move To Rescue Faltering Taiwan High-Tech And Why It ...
Forbes
Taiwan plans to create its own Silicon Valley. The island with IT talent but without the culture of imagination that defines California's Silicon Valley might feel ...

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Acer founder wants to see Taiwan smart cities come to life - ReadWrite

Acer founder wants to see Taiwan smart cities come to life
ReadWrite
If the founder of computer giant Acer has his way, Taiwan will be jumping into the smart city fray backed by public-private partnerships. An article by iTech Post reports on recent comments by Stan Shih that urged Taiwan toward further smart city ...



Typhoon Megi: Deadly storm batters Taiwan and mainland China - BBC News

Typhoon Megi: Deadly storm batters Taiwan and mainland China
BBC News
At least five people have been killed and hundreds injured by Typhoon Megi, which has battered Taiwan and mainland China. Megi has now reached eastern China, causing widespread disruption, though it has weakened to a tropical storm. Image copyright ...



Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes northeast Taiwan - China Post

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes northeast Taiwan
China Post
Even though the earthquake's highest intensity — which gauges the actual effect of a temblor — measured only 2 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, it was felt in a broad range of the country. The areas included Yilan, Hualien and Taitung in eastern ...

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