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 Leader Stresses Support for Hong Kong Protests - New York Times

New York Times

Taiwan Leader Stresses Support for Hong Kong Protests
New York Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan risked antagonizing Beijing on Friday by voicing support for protesters in Hong Kong and for greater democracy in mainland China even as he sought further free-trade agreements with the mainland.
Taiwan and Hong KongThe Economist

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Taiwanese Tycoon Faces Charges in Cooking Oil Scandal - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

Taiwanese Tycoon Faces Charges in Cooking Oil Scandal
New York Times (blog)
Wei Ying-chung, 57, is the highest-profile suspect to face prosecution over revelations that have raised widespread questions about the safety of food in Taiwan and the quality of its food exports. Mr. Wei's family owns the Ting Hsin International ...
Taiwan tycoon faces more charges in food safety scandalChannel News Asia
Taiwan Food Scandal Forces Taipei 101 Executive Out of PostBloomberg
Taiwan tycoon faces 30 years for food scandalXinhua

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For Asia's Gays, Taiwan Stands Out as Beacon - New York Times

New York Times

For Asia's Gays, Taiwan Stands Out as Beacon
New York Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan Waving rainbow flags and banners demanding same-sex marriage, the revelers set off from Taiwan's presidential palace, drawing cheers and thumbs-up from spectators along the way. For the 13th year in a row, the gay pride march took ...
Taiwan's Same Sex Marriage Law Languishes in Political PurgatoryNBCNews.com

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Taiwan bans senior officials from studying in China - BBC News

BBC News

Taiwan bans senior officials from studying in China
BBC News
Taiwan has banned its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons. The ban, effective Thursday, applies to officials with access to classified information, as well as ministers, mayors and ...
Taiwan Puts Curbs on Study in China, WeChat for Top OfficialsWall Street Journal (blog)
Taiwan Warns Against Banning Golden Horse Awards in Mainland ChinaHollywood Reporter
Young Generation Wary of Risk Erodes Taiwan's CompetitivenessVoice of America
Channel News Asia -Jagran Josh -WantChinaTimes
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Taiwan's Economy Gains Momentum - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Taiwan's Economy Gains Momentum
Wall Street Journal
30, Taiwan's gross domestic product rose 3.78% from the same period a year earlier and was up 0.49% from the previous quarter, an initial reading by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics showed Friday. This was the highest pace ...
IT helps Taiwan log 3.78% GDP growthNikkei Asian Review
Taiwan's economy expands by 4%Independent Online
Food scare hurts Taiwan growthSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Focus Taiwan News Channel
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UPDATE 1-Taiwan shipbuilder, Lockheed Martin to build minesweepers for navy - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Taiwan shipbuilder, Lockheed Martin to build minesweepers for navy
Reuters
TAIPEI Oct 31 (Reuters) - A consortium of Taiwan's largest private shipbuilder Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co Ltd, U.S. defence firm Lockheed Martin Corp and Italian firm Intermarine SpA have won a contract to supply six mine countermeasure vessels for ...

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Inbee Park Shoots 62 to Lead LPGA Taiwan Championship - Golf Channel

Golf Channel

Inbee Park Shoots 62 to Lead LPGA Taiwan Championship
Golf Channel
TAIPEI, Taiwan Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday at Miramar to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday. ''Everything was working really good out there today,'' ...
World No. 1 Park shares LPGA Taiwan leadGolfweek.com
Park soars 3 clear in TaiwanBradenton Herald
Lydia Ko rockets up leaderboard in TaiwanStuff.co.nz

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China, Taiwan trade barbs over student spying report - Reuters

Reuters

China, Taiwan trade barbs over student spying report
Reuters
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China and Taiwan have traded barbs about spying after a report in a Chinese state-run newspaper said that Taiwanese intelligence operatives had tried to recruit Chinese students studying on the island to spy on China upon ...
Taiwan eyes homegrown submarines after 13-year wait on US dealYahoo News
Taiwan Reaches Out to Vatican as Relations with Beijing CoolBreitbart News
Expert issues Taiwan subs plea to ObamaTaipei Times
Focus Taiwan News Channel -China Post
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HTC Desire 620 in the works, Taiwan's NCC reveals - GSMArena.com

GSMArena.com

HTC Desire 620 in the works, Taiwan's NCC reveals
GSMArena.com
The NCC is Taiwan's equivalent of the USA's FCC, and its documents have revealed a new smartphone that is currently in the works: the HTC Desire 620. Not one, but two versions of this yet unheard of upcoming handset have been certified by the NCC.



Taiwan's Ching Fu says wins bid to build minesweepers for navy - Reuters

Taiwan's Ching Fu says wins bid to build minesweepers for navy
Reuters
TAIPEI Oct 30 (Reuters) - Taiwan's largest private shipbuilder, Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co Ltd, said on Thursday it had won a contract to build six mine countermeasure vessels for Taiwan's military for an undisclosed amount. The bid was part of a ...

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