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: Stocks recover tracking Asia; Taiwan dollar strengthens - THE BUSINESS TIMES

THE BUSINESS TIMES

Taiwan: Stocks recover tracking Asia; Taiwan dollar strengthens
THE BUSINESS TIMES
[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking Asian stocks, as investors tentatively took confidence in US President Trump's planned stimulus policies after his setback in getting a healthcare reform bill passed. The main Taiex index rose 0.4 per ...

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The Strange Case of Korea and Taiwan's Diverging Export Fortunes - Bloomberg

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The Strange Case of Korea and Taiwan's Diverging Export Fortunes
Bloomberg
"Taiwan hosts many technologically sophisticated companies, especially in semiconductors and electronics, but few true global brands,'' Salmon said, contrasting Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd. with Samsung Electronics Co. "In part, this is because Taiwan ...

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Taiwan Might Finally Talk With Its Old Enemy China By Year's End - Forbes

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Taiwan Might Finally Talk With Its Old Enemy China By Year's End
Forbes
China hasn't solved its sovereignty dispute with Taiwan after more than 70 years and that's a problem for Beijing. That won't change any time soon, but the two sides may finally talk again. The Chinese leadership claims Taiwan, an island just off its ...
China upset as Japanese minister visits self-ruled TaiwanChannel NewsAsia
Taiwan's Answer to Chinese Economic CoercionWall Street Journal (subscription)
Taiwan Tapping US, Itself for New WeaponsVoice of America
Los Angeles Times -Times of India -Taiwan News
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Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife
Daily Mail
Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan -- impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand. Her award-winning directorial debut "Small Talk" is the culmination of ...

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Will Taiwan Stimulus Cut Reliance on China Trade?: QuickTake Q&A - Bloomberg

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Will Taiwan Stimulus Cut Reliance on China Trade?: QuickTake Q&A
Bloomberg
Taiwan is betting that its $28.9 billion stimulus package will reinvigorate an economy that's all too dependent on exports. The government is banking on an overhaul of aging infrastructure, backed by private investment, to boost economic growth at a ...

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Taiwan company says name used in $100 million email fraud - Reuters

Taiwan company says name used in $100 million email fraud
Reuters
VILNIUS/TAIPEI Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc has acknowledged that its name was used as part of an email fraud scheme that bilked two U.S.-based internet companies out of more than $100 million. U.S. prosecutors last ...

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Six cows knocked down like 'bowling pins' by train in eastern Taiwan; all died - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Six cows knocked down like 'bowling pins' by train in eastern Taiwan; all died
Taiwan News
The personnel responding to the scene said that the cows could have wandered off onto the tracks, and then walked along the tracks before they were hit by the train. The accident set the record of most cows being struck dead by a single train in Taiwan ...
Local train hits, kills six calves in TaitungFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan: Milestone Gay Marriage Case Presented to Judiciary - UNPO

UNPO

Taiwan: Milestone Gay Marriage Case Presented to Judiciary
UNPO
In what could be an historic breakthrough for LGBT rights activists in Taiwan, a group of 14 judges in the country's highest court will deliberate upon the constitutionality of a civil code clause that bans gay marriage. If the judiciary deems the ...
Taiwan teacher ranks 8th in Fortune's top 50 'greatest'The Manila Times

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Taiwan's rising chip-testing provider plans expansion - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian Review

Taiwan's rising chip-testing provider plans expansion
Nikkei Asian Review
TAIPEI -- Chunghwa Precision Test Tech, an up-and-coming Taiwanese semiconductor testing company, is looking to raise capital and expand headcount this year, thanks to strong demand from global customers. "We will grow our staff from some 800 to ...



Taiwan Stock Market May Find Traction - Nasdaq

Taiwan Stock Market May Find Traction
Nasdaq
(RTTNews.com) - The Taiwan stock market has finished lower in back-to-back sessions, retreating almost 55 points or 0.6 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,875-point plateau, although the market may get a boost ...

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