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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Chinese Spies Expand Operations in Taiwan - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Chinese Spies Expand Operations in Taiwan
DefenseNews.com
TAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage. With the 2009 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, cross-strait ties have flourished.
Jack Ma's money pledge alone may not be enough to lure Taiwan start-ups to ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Lunar New Year -- time for cosmetic surgery in TaiwanFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan to raise objections to China's new flight routesAsiaOne
WantChinaTimes -Taipei Times
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Taiwan passes law protecting kids against gadget addiction - Digital Trends

Taiwan passes law protecting kids against gadget addiction
Digital Trends
Here's an idea if you're concerned about young people spending too much time in front of a screen: Pass a law that says parents must put limits on it. The Taiwanese government has just expanded an existing law to declare that under 18s “may not ...



Cuba and Taiwan - National Review Online (blog)

National Review Online (blog)

Cuba and Taiwan
National Review Online (blog)
We have no official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, no embassy in Taipei; our interests on the island are managed by the semi-private “American Institute in Taiwan.” The dictators of mainland China claim ownership of the democratic island; likewise ...
Mainland enterprises still reluctant to invest in TaiwanWantChinaTimes
US columnist calls for Washington to recognize TaiwanChina Post

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Taiwan's New Project: 'Sex Theme Park' - Newser

Newser

Taiwan's New Project: 'Sex Theme Park'
Newser
(Newser) – What better way to prepare for Valentine's Day than planning a trip to a sex theme park? That's what the media is calling a project under way in Taiwan as part of a nearly 40-mile coastal "Romantic Boulevard." The Boulevard will feature some ...



Taiwan's Odds Of Opening The Next Backdoor To Restricted China Stocks - Forbes

Forbes

Taiwan's Odds Of Opening The Next Backdoor To Restricted China Stocks
Forbes
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Chairman Chow Chung-kong, second left, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, third left, smile after beating a gong during the launch ceremony of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in Hong Kong on ...
Taiwan capacity for yuan trading praised at forumTaipei Times
Caught in Rising China's CentrifugeCaixin Media

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US to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market - Computerworld

Forbes

US to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market
Computerworld
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels. The ruling follows a similar one last ...
Trade Duties On Solar Imports From China And Taiwan Clear Final HurdleForbes
China Says U.S. Solar Ruling Will Hurt Clean Energy DevelopmentBloomberg
SolarWorld wins final round in dumping case against China, TaiwanPortland Business Journal (blog)
Digitimes -Reuters
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Taiwan Arrests Alleged Chinese Spy - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Taiwan Arrests Alleged Chinese Spy
DefenseNews.com
TAIPEI — Taiwan has arrested an alleged Chinese spy, the first such apprehension in Taiwan in decades, according to the National Security Bureau. The question many here in Taipei are asking is whether China will attempt some sort of swap to get him ...
Gamers Are Dying in Taiwan's Internet CafesVICE
Taiwan-US discussions on flag-raising continueChina Post
Taiwan mulls opening Kaohsiung military academy to Chinese visitorseTurboNews
News24 -Focus Taiwan News Channel -Good4Utah
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Politics in Taiwan - The Economist

The Economist

Politics in Taiwan
The Economist
SINCE it was drubbed in municipal elections in November, Taiwan's ruling Nationalist party, the Kuomintang (KMT), has been adrift ahead of presidential elections set for early next year, while the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has built ...

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Parents in Taiwan legally obliged to stop kids spending time on computers - SBS

SBS

Parents in Taiwan legally obliged to stop kids spending time on computers
SBS
Parents in Taiwan now have to do something about it. Lawmakers have expanded existing legislation to say that children under 18 on the island “may not constantly use electronic products for a period of time that is not reasonable.” The law now equates ...



Taiwan Business Quick Take - Taipei Times

WantChinaTimes

Taiwan Business Quick Take
Taipei Times
Financial Supervisory Commission Chairman William Tseng (???) said that a plan to allow wider share price fluctuations in the local bourse to allow daily increases or drops of up to 10 percent, from the current 7 percent, would be unveiled later ...
Taiwan market: Acer aims at 2-digit on-year growth in 1Q15 revenuesDigitimes
Acer bids for Chromebook projects in Taiwan's schoolsWantChinaTimes

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