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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'All her skin was gone': Horrific aftermath of fireball at Taiwan water park - CNN International

CNN International

'All her skin was gone': Horrific aftermath of fireball at Taiwan water park
CNN International
Her hands were shaking ... and she kept calling for me," her mother said, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Hsueh, 17, was among nearly 500 people injured when a huge fireball engulfed partygoers Saturday night at a seaside water park outside ...
Woman in Taiwan Dies Days After Being Burned in Water Park BlastNew York Times
Taiwan Water Park Fire Claims First VictimNPR
Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan water park fireUSA TODAY
U.S. News & World Report
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Almost 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park - fox6now.com

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Almost 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park
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By late Sunday, no fatalities had been reported, and the total number of injuries had dropped to 498, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency, which cited New Taipei's Public Health Department. The department said some of the injured were ...
Hong Kong burns victim of Taiwan dust party explosion returns to city for ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hundreds burned at Taiwan water park party when fire spreads from stage to ...Irish Independent
Hundreds Treated for Burns After Fire at Taiwan Water ParkNew York Times
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Fears Taiwan water park fire death toll will rise - BBC News

BBC News

Fears Taiwan water park fire death toll will rise
BBC News
A woman who was injured after a fire tore through the crowds at an amusement park in Taiwan has died, officials say. Saturday's fire started when coloured powder sprayed from the stage onto the audience suddenly ignited. At least 200 people remain in ...
Taiwan fire: 'I saw the flames burning my legs' - survivorBBC News

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'Watermelon toast' is the bizarre new food trend in Taiwan - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

'Watermelon toast' is the bizarre new food trend in Taiwan
Daily Mail
'Watermelon toast' is the bizarre new food trend in Taiwan, with hundreds queuing every day to get their hands on a loaf - which tastes nothing like the fruit. Jimmy's Bakery in Yilan County, Taiwan created 'Watermelon Toast'; The bread tastes nothing ...



Mont Vernon man severely burned in Taiwan water park explosion - WCVB Boston

WCVB Boston

Mont Vernon man severely burned in Taiwan water park explosion
WCVB Boston
Haas is still having trouble getting oxygen into his lungs, family members said. Haas has been teaching English in Taiwan for almost a year. Most of the family left New Hampshire on Sunday to be with Haas in Taiwan. The family has launched a GoFundMe ...

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China tries to lure Taiwan with business, jobs, visa-free travel - GMA News

GMA News

China tries to lure Taiwan with business, jobs, visa-free travel
GMA News
Fang said Pingtan is being designed to be an eco-island and a common homeland for the people on both sides of Taiwan Straits. Four areas will be built in Pingtan central business, harbor trade, tourism and entertainment, and technology, culture and ...



Analysts: Taiwan Goals Drive China's Spratly Grab - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Analysts: Taiwan Goals Drive China's Spratly Grab
DefenseNews.com
TAIPEI Missing from discussions at last week's US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) was Taiwan's significance in China's land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea, said defense analysts. Held annually since 2009, the S&ED is a ...
Taiwan ponders claim over disputed seaABS CBN News

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Hundreds injured after a fire on stage spread into the crowd during a party in ... - Business Insider

Business Insider

Hundreds injured after a fire on stage spread into the crowd during a party in ...
Business Insider
Hundreds injured after a fire on stage spread into the crowd during a party in Taiwan. Associated Press · Ralph Jennings, Associated Press. Jun. 27, 2015, 8:54 PM; 1,639. facebook · linkedin · twitter; email; print. taiwan fire APEmergency rescue ...

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Hundreds injured in Taiwan water park blast - CNN

Hundreds injured in Taiwan water park blast
CNN
More than 200 people were injured -- scores of them seriously -- after flammable powder apparently exploded in midair at a recreational water park in Taiwan, the East Asian nation's official Central News Agency reported.



Hundreds Injured at Concert in Taiwan - Newsweek

Newsweek

Hundreds Injured at Concert in Taiwan
Newsweek
TAIPEI (Reuters) - About 200 people were injured after a fire suspected to have stemmed from the explosion of an unknown flammable powder occurred in a recreational park in northern Taiwan, local media reported on Saturday. The fire broke out at the ...