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: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part Two] - The Conversation AU

The Conversation AU

Taiwan: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part Two]
The Conversation AU
This is the second in a series covering the background and current dynamics of this week's important 'nine-in-one' elections in Taiwan. Among the surprise political developments of the final decades of last century was the birth of a lively young ...
Sunflower power stalls Taiwan trade dealThe Age
US commission backs arms sales to TaiwanWantChinaTimes
Mainland, Taiwan to negotiate on allowing layoversXinhua
Brisbane Times
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China, From Within: Tibet's Drug Problem, and Taiwan's New Gambling Islands - Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

China, From Within: Tibet's Drug Problem, and Taiwan's New Gambling Islands
Foreign Policy
Every day, FP's China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Chinese media outlets to find compelling stories unreported in Western mainstream press. This week, we bring you Lhasa's drug problem, Taiwan's gambling future, trouble ahead ...

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'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan - MyFox Chicago

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'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
MyFox Chicago
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.
Stars gather in Taiwan for Golden Horse film awardsChannel News Asia

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Elections in Taiwan - The Economist

The Economist

Elections in Taiwan
The Economist
THIS year is unlikely to be remembered fondly by Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou. He entered it with opinion polls at record lows. Spring saw students occupying the legislature for more than three weeks in protest against his efforts to forge closer ...
The Invisible Candidate in Taiwan's ElectionsForeign Policy
As Taiwan prepares to vote, China peers closely over its shoulderChristian Science Monitor
China's Hearts-and-Minds Policy in TaiwanThe Diplomat
The Conversation AU -Reuters
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Taiwan ruling party faces rout in biggest ever local polls - The West Australian

The West Australian

Taiwan ruling party faces rout in biggest ever local polls
The West Australian
Taipei (AFP) - With public fears of Chinese influence growing, a slowing economy and a series of food scandals, Taiwan's ruling party is facing a rough ride in the island's biggest ever local elections -- seen as a barometer for the 2016 presidential race.
Campaign rallies staged nationwide on last Saturday before electionsFocus Taiwan News Channel
2014 ELECTIONS: KMT, DPP gear up for final campaign ralliesTaipei Times

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Taiwan sees surge in animal smuggling to China - BBC News

BBC News

Taiwan sees surge in animal smuggling to China
BBC News
In the darkness of night recently, 101 Chinese box turtles were snatched from a temporary shelter in southern Taiwan's Kenting National Park. The culprits had been watching and waiting for an opportunity to make their move. The fact that the turtles ...

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Taiwan's ability to sign FTAs in doubt: US - China Post

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan's ability to sign FTAs in doubt: US
China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's efforts to establish free trade agreements (FTA) with other countries have stalled, with the international community beginning to doubt Taiwan's ability to ratify negotiated agreements following the public's strong opposition ...
Taiwan's exports hit new high in OctoberIHS Maritime 360
Stalled China trade pact causing Taiwan to fall behind S. Korea: MaFocus Taiwan News Channel
China-S. Korea FTA seen as major threat to Taiwan: Merrill LynchWantChinaTimes
AsiaOne -Taiwan Today -Taipei Times
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Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste - Los Angeles Times

Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste
Los Angeles Times
Millions of discarded plastic bottles that might normally land in Taiwan's trash are being diverted into the hands of Buddhists, becoming items of transformation although not of a strictly spiritual nature. Thousands of religious volunteers are ...

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Foxconn Unit to Build Dedicated Taiwan Display Plant - Bloomberg

NDTV

Foxconn Unit to Build Dedicated Taiwan Display Plant
Bloomberg
Previous attempts to pay cash to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330) for exclusive capacity in its factories were rebuffed, while Apple has had success gaining priority in the supply of memory chips from Samsung Electronics Co. and sapphire ...
iPhone 6 shipments push Taiwan's export ordersTimes of India
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Boost Taiwan's Export Orders to Record LevelsNDTV
Foxconn Plans to Spend $2.6 Billion on Dedicated Apple Display Plant in TaiwanMac Rumors
Reuters -iClarified
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China-South Korea FTA impact will be big for Taiwan: Duh - WantChinaTimes

WantChinaTimes

China-South Korea FTA impact will be big for Taiwan: Duh
WantChinaTimes
Taiwan Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun on Friday refuted arguments playing down the impact a China-South Korea free trade deal will have on Taiwan, insisting it will affect the majority of Taiwan's small- and medium-sized companies and a third of ...

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