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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Why China-Taiwan Relations Might Stay Frozen For Years - Forbes

Forbes

Why China-Taiwan Relations Might Stay Frozen For Years
Forbes
Ask around Taiwan how President Tsai Ing-wen will eventually handle today's frozen relations with China and you hear a lot that she will propose a change to Beijing's condition for dialogue. Then the two sides would figure out a way to talk again. Or ...
Policy indecision marks Taiwan President Tsai's first 100 days in officeChannel NewsAsia
Taiwan's new digital minister: young, talented, transgender - EJ InsightEJ Insight
Taiwan's Tsai undeterred by sliding popularityThe Straits Times
China.org.cn -The Diplomat -Taiwan Today
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Taiwan raises Zika travel notice for Singapore - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Taiwan raises Zika travel notice for Singapore
Channel NewsAsia
TAIPEI: Taiwan's Centre for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday (Aug 29) has raised the travel notice level for Singapore to Level 2 for the Zika virus. The CDC also advised pregnant women not to travel to the Southeast Asian city-state. In a statement ...



Taiwan naval officer charged over missile misfiring that angered China - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Taiwan naval officer charged over missile misfiring that angered China
The Straits Times
TAIPEI (AFP) - An unsupervised Taiwanese naval officer who decided to experiment with a missile launcher and accidentally fired towards China was one of three people charged on Monday (Aug 29) over the fatal incident. The misfiring of the supersonic ...

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How Powerful Is Taiwan? - Video - Seeker

Seeker

How Powerful Is Taiwan? - Video
Seeker
Taiwan has become one of the wealthiest regions in Asia, however many say it depends to heavily on Chinese trade. So how powerful is Taiwan?

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Taiwan's tussle with mainland China over ties with the Vatican and why it matters - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Taiwan's tussle with mainland China over ties with the Vatican and why it matters
South China Morning Post
Mainland China's tussle with Taiwan to forge ties with the Vatican has intensified since the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party took power on the island earlier this year and Beijing tries to reduce its limited number of allies around ...
Taiwan: The forgotten home of diversityCitizen TV (press release)
China urged to rethink obstructionismTaipei Times

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RPT--Taiwan stocks fall on weaker overseas markets, technical selling in T... - Reuters

RPT--Taiwan stocks fall on weaker overseas markets, technical selling in T...
Reuters
Shares in Mega Financial, the centre of a probe in Taiwan following a rare fine in the U.S. for anti-money laundering violations, were down 0.5 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T$0.152 to T$31.824 per U.S. dollar. (Reporting by J.R. Wu; Editing by ...

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St Vincent reassures Taiwan of commitment - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

St Vincent reassures Taiwan of commitment
Jamaica Observer
KINGTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and his deputy, Sir Louis Straker, have both described the main Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) as ungrateful after it announced last week that, if elected to office it would switch ...



Taiwan to Indict Three Soldiers Over Accidental Missile Launch Toward China - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Taiwan to Indict Three Soldiers Over Accidental Missile Launch Toward China
Sputnik International
According to the Taiwanese Central News Agency, authorities determined that the missile, which had hit a fishing boat and killed one fisherman as well as injured three other crew members, was launched by accident. Under Taiwanese law, officers may be ...

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Taiwan should view better China-Vatican ties as positive: official - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan should view better China-Vatican ties as positive: official
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Aug. 28 (CNA) Taiwan should look at possible dialogue between China and the Vatican in a positive light and this is not a zero-sum game in which either Taiwan or China must lose its friendship with the Holy See, Deputy Foreign Minister Wu ...

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Visiting Hungarian parliamentarians to strengthen ties with Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Visiting Hungarian parliamentarians to strengthen ties with Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Aug. 28 (CNA) A delegation from the Hungarian Parliament is visiting Taiwan to improve exchanges with their counterparts in Taiwan and explore the feasibility of bilateral cooperation in the areas of economics and trade, according to a ...

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