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
Taiwan - BBC
Taiwan - Timeline - BBC

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Hong Kong, Taiwan ban 'gutter oil' firm's products - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Hong Kong, Taiwan ban 'gutter oil' firm's products
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong will prohibit the sale of all products made with lard or cooking oil supplied by Taiwanese company Chang Guann - accused of selling tainted edible oil. The government will release a list soon of the affected products, which will be ...
Taiwan executive detained as 'gutter oil' food safety scandal deepensSBS
Taiwan 'Gutter Oil' Scandal: Hundreds Of Products Banned By Health OfficialsInternational Business Times
Taiwan executive detained as 'gutter oil' scandal deepensThe Straits Times
BBC News -Wall Street Journal (blog) -The Japan Times
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Typhoon Kalmaegi to lead to showers in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Typhoon Kalmaegi to lead to showers in Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Typhoon Kalmaegi may be headed toward the northern Philippines but the storm's periphery will still bring scattered showers in southern Taiwan from Sunday evening through Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

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Old Pass Torch to Young as Rally Demands 'Keep Taiwan Free' - The Epoch Times

Old Pass Torch to Young as Rally Demands 'Keep Taiwan Free'
The Epoch Times
NEW YORK—Taiwan's story is that of an underdog. A small island gave refuge to individuals escaping communism in mainland China and then stubbornly resisted its giant neighbor's demands that it submit. That island nation evolved politically from ...



Hong Kong bans Taiwan firm's 'gutter oil' products; 300 businesses involved - South China Morning Post (subscription)

The Straits Times

Hong Kong bans Taiwan firm's 'gutter oil' products; 300 businesses involved
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The government yesterday banned the import, sale and supply of all lard and lard products made after March 1 by the Taiwanese firm at the centre of the "gutter oil" scandal. The ban also covers all food products made by the lard oil supplied by Chang ...
Taiwan detains chairman of tainted oil makerecns
Traders feel Taiwan-HK 'gutter oil' scandal backlashThe Star Online
Gutter oil scandal: 'Snacks are safe'AsiaOne
Hong Kong Standard -The Sun Daily
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History and the Possibility of Taiwan-Japan Relations - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

History and the Possibility of Taiwan-Japan Relations
The Diplomat
The latest craze in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan has taken the form of an old shopping mall, recently renovated and reopened. Each day, shoppers eagerly wait in a queue that stretches out the entrance into the street. Even Sunflower Movement ...
China and Taiwan walking the line of rapprochementBusiness Spectator
'Made in Taiwan' zones incur farmers' wrathAsia Times Online
Free Economic Zone Plan Slammed as 'Suicide' Pact for Taiwan FarmersInter Press Service
Independent European Daily Express
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Taiwan Backs Democracy Movement in Hong Kong - Voice of America

Voice of America

Taiwan Backs Democracy Movement in Hong Kong
Voice of America
TAIPEI—. Hong Kong could face a showdown between its leaders and masses of street protesters if Beijing moves to control the choice of the territory's next chief executive. Across the strait in Taiwan, the government and its people are supporting Hong ...

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Taiwan rejects advice to drop South China Sea claims - Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan rejects advice to drop South China Sea claims
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, Macclesfield Bank and Pratas Islands as well as their surrounding waters are inherent parts of the Republic of China's (Taiwan) territory "from the perspective of history, geography and international law," ministry ...
Ex-AIT Taipei chief urges US to sell subs to TaiwanChina Post

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US to have voice in Taiwan's 2016 presidential election: Bush - Focus Taiwan News Channel

US to have voice in Taiwan's 2016 presidential election: Bush
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Speaking at a conference on "Relations across the Taiwan Strait" at the Brookings Institution on Friday, Bush said he was confident that the United States will express its views some time or in some way on how American interests "will be affected by ...



Taiwan Business Briefs - Taipei Times

Taiwan Business Briefs
Taipei Times
Securities companies saw their net profit more than double last month from July, in part because of Yuanta Securities Co's (??????) returns on an investment in a non-core business, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said on Saturday. The increase ...
Shoe vendor to list on Taiwan stock exchange next weekFocus Taiwan News Channel
Securities companies' net profit flies high in AugustChina Post

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South Korea beat Taiwan in Davis Cup tie - Zee News

Channel News Asia

South Korea beat Taiwan in Davis Cup tie
Zee News
Taipei: Exhaustion took its toll of Taiwanese veteran Chen Ti in the first-round Davis Cup play-off Sunday, giving South Korea a 3-1 victory and sustaining its Asia/Oceania Group One status. Chen, ranked 244th, and his partner Peng Hsien-Yin had ...
Taiwan loses to South Korea in Davis Cup; faces relegation battleFocus Taiwan News Channel
Tennis: South Korea in 2-1 lead over TaiwanChannel News Asia

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