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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Taiwan Groups See Red Flag in Hong Kong Election Ruling - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Taiwan Groups See Red Flag in Hong Kong Election Ruling
Wall Street Journal
Beijing's decision to restrict who can run to be Hong Kong's leader was closely watched by civic groups across the Taiwan Strait, where ties with some Hong Kong political factions have strengthened. The decision "should serve as a red flag for Taiwan ...
Taiwan Regrets China's Control Over Hong Kong'sChinatopix
Taiwan 'regrets' China's decision on HK leaderChina Post

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Taiwan is moving further towards a more open economy - The Star Online

Taiwan Today

Taiwan is moving further towards a more open economy
The Star Online
IN Taiwan's southern Pingtung county, Taiwan Fu Shrimp Enterprise president Frank Liao believes that being part of the Free Economic Pilot Zones (FEPZs) would help his company breed newer and more expensive species of ornamental shrimp, boost ...
PABP annual output to hit US$600 million by 2017Taiwan Today

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Tigerair's Taiwan joint venture set for maiden flight on Sept 26 - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Tigerair's Taiwan joint venture set for maiden flight on Sept 26
The Straits Times
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's first budget airline, Tigerair Taiwan, said Monday it was scheduled to launch its maiden flight later this month, tapping into the robust demand for cheap travel in Asia. Tigerair Taiwan - a joint venture by China Airlines ...
Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flightThe Age
Tigerair Taiwan to offer local dishes on its flightsWantChinaTimes

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iPhone 6 to boost Taiwan's GDP - FT.com (registration) (blog)

Telegraph.co.uk

iPhone 6 to boost Taiwan's GDP
FT.com (registration) (blog)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research has estimated that the “expected large scale” of sales of the iPhone 6 will push up GDP in Taiwan by 40 basis points this year, add 1 percentage point a month to China's export growth for the rest of 2014 ...
iPhone 6 forecast to boost Taiwan's economy more than China'sFocus Taiwan News Channel
iPhone 6 effect: New Apple device to give Chinese exports massive boostTelegraph.co.uk

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Head of Taiwan's TransAsia Airways quits after plane crash - Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia

Head of Taiwan's TransAsia Airways quits after plane crash
Channel News Asia
TAIPEI: Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Monday (Sep 1) its president Chooi Yee-Chong had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people. Company spokeswoman Christine Tu told AFP Chooi tendered his ...
Taiwan Airline Chief Quits After Crashmalaysiandigest.com

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Taiwan, China negotiators to meet for second time in two weeks - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan, China negotiators to meet for second time in two weeks
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's top negotiator on cross-strait affairs is scheduled to meet with his Chinese counterpart Thursday in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, as part of a trip to visit Taiwanese businesspeople and Communist Party of China (CPC ...

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Taiwan enterprises up efforts for charity - Taiwan Today

Taiwan Today

Taiwan enterprises up efforts for charity
Taiwan Today
Taiwan enterprises up efforts for charity Yunlin County's Jhanghu Elementary and Junior High School of Ecology, rebuilt from the ground up in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot in 2009, boasts a picturesque setting and a unique ecological-centered ...



Taiwan indie band set for Northeast Asia tour - Taiwan Today

Taiwan Today

Taiwan indie band set for Northeast Asia tour
Taiwan Today
Taiwan indie rockers Mixer, winner of Best Band honor at this year's Golden Melody Awards, will stage a cultural performance tour of Japan and South Korea Sept. 8-13, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “It is important to foster exchanges ...
Taiwan wins 2014 Asian 12U Baseball ChampionshipWantChinaTimes

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Taiwan Semi Supply Chain Intact From China, For Now - Barron's (blog)

Taiwan Semi Supply Chain Intact From China, For Now
Barron's (blog)
The threat from China is there, but over the next one or two years, Taiwan's semi supply chain is intact from the Chinese competition, according to Taiwan Ratings, an S&P Ratings partner. Analyst Raymond Hsu wrote in a report dated September 1:.



China incapable of launching full attack on Taiwan proper: ministry - WantChinaTimes

WantChinaTimes

China incapable of launching full attack on Taiwan proper: ministry
WantChinaTimes
China's military is capable of seizing Taiwan-held islands near the mainland and taking over islets in the disputed South China Sea area, but cannot yet launch a full scale attack on Taiwan proper, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.
Ma reaffirms peacemaking role in South China SeaTaiwan Today
Why does the US always seek excuses for its wrongdoing?People's Daily Online
Ma addresses nation's role in S China SeaTaipei Times

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