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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Explore Taiwan: The Heart of Asia - Smithsonian

Explore Taiwan: The Heart of Asia
Smithsonian
Taiwan is a mountainous island formed by the convergent movement of the world's largest ocean and continental plates, the Pacific and Eurasia Plate. With the Tropic of Cancer running through its center, the island encompasses a wide spectrum of climate ...

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The US, TPP and Taiwan - The National Interest Online

The National Interest Online

The US, TPP and Taiwan
The National Interest Online
As President Obama travels throughout Asia this week to revive his stalled pivot there, he should pay special attention to Taiwan—a country that, in recent years, has quietly but steadily drifted deeper into China's orbit. The U.S. military commitment ...
Taiwan intensifying efforts to join TPPFocus Taiwan News Channel
Despite China's Protests, US Remains Adamant About Taiwan's DefenseWorld Politics Review
Manila deports 44 Taiwanese for online, phone scamsInterAksyon
China Post
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CANNES: M-Appeal Picks Up 'Summer,' Sends 'Boys' to Taiwan (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety (blog)

CANNES: M-Appeal Picks Up 'Summer,' Sends 'Boys' to Taiwan (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety (blog)
LONDON — Berlin-based M-Appeal World Sales has picked up Dutch coming-of-age drama “Summer,” and closed a further sale on Mischa Kamp's “Boys.” “Summer,” directed by Colette Bothof, centers on 16-year-old Anne (Sigrid ten Napel), who feels like ...



Ties with China linked to Taiwan's TPP bid: official - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Ties with China linked to Taiwan's TPP bid: official
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The development of cross-Taiwan Strait ties is linked to Taiwan's bid to join the proposed Tans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), given that most of the countries negotiating the U.S.-led trade bloc are vulnerable to China's influence, ...



Kelly defends his paid trip to Taiwan - Toronto Sun

Toronto Sun

Kelly defends his paid trip to Taiwan
Toronto Sun
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly was back at City Hall Wednesday defending his trip to Taiwan. As the Toronto Sun first reported, Kelly, his wife Charlotte and three other councillors went to Taipei last week on a trip paid for by the Chinese International ...



Taiwan's First Sex-Themed Restaurant Just Opened, Has Penis On The Menu ... - Huffington Post

Taiwan's First Sex-Themed Restaurant Just Opened, Has Penis On The Menu ...
Huffington Post
In the creepy NSFW video below, a variety of voices take you through the first sex-themed restaurant to open in Kaohsiung, a southern city in Taiwan. While some might dismiss the decor as cheap or offensive, Funny Sex manager Chen Yu-gi explained that ...

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Taiwan minister quits over extramarital affair claims in local media - Straits Times

Taiwan minister quits over extramarital affair claims in local media
Straits Times
TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese minister resigned Thursday after his alleged extramarital affair surfaced in the media, the latest blow to a government battling mounting anger over its policies on China and nuclear energy. Minister without portfolio Chen ...
Cabinet minister quits amid rumors of affairFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwanese CFOs bullish on 2014 growth prospects: Merrill Lynch - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwanese CFOs bullish on 2014 growth prospects: Merrill Lynch
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Taiwan's leading chief financial officers (CFOs) are more bullish on 2014 growth prospects compared with last year, but identify financial market risk and uncertainty in the domestic economy as the primary challenges to achieving ...



Taiwan exchange seeking global links via Singapore - South China Morning Post

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Taiwan exchange seeking global links via Singapore
South China Morning Post
Taiwan's stock exchange is seeking to create a cross-border stock trading platform with Singapore by this year to boost overseas access to the island's listed shares, chairman Lee Sush-der said. "Opening access to our shares can benefit us with an ...
TWSE aiming for cross-trading platform with Singapore: reportFocus Taiwan News Channel
Higher Open Tipped For Taiwan StocksNASDAQ
TWSE, Singapore to create cross-border platformTaipei Times

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Premier reiterates opposition to 'special' nuclear plant referendum - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Premier reiterates opposition to 'special' nuclear plant referendum
Focus Taiwan News Channel
If the DPP's proposal for a simple majority vote irrespective of voter turnout were adopted, it would open a floodgate and encourage referendums on such issues as whether to legalize gambling, whether to abolish the death penalty, and the cross-Taiwan ...

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