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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Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage - New York Times

New York Times

Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage
New York Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a ruling that paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage, the constitutional court on Wednesday struck down the Civil Code's definition of marriage as being only between a man and a ...
Taiwan step closer to being first in Asia for same-sex marriageCNN
Taiwan Could Become First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex MarriageOutlook India
In 'milestone' decision, Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriageWashington Post
Times Colonist -BBC News
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China's Xi urges Taiwan business lobby to back "one China" principle - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

China's Xi urges Taiwan business lobby to back "one China" principle
Channel NewsAsia
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged a business lobby for Taiwan enterprises on the mainland to support the "one China" principle and contribute to unity between Beijing and Taipei, state media said on Wednesday. China regards Taiwan as a ...
Why Beijing is warming up to the Kuomintang in TaiwanEJ Insight

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China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly - Washington Post

Washington Post

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly
Washington Post
GENEVA — China's health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the “One China” principle. Health Minister Li Bin blamed the ...
The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assemblyABC News
Chinese pressure leaves Taiwan out of WHO Annual Assembly this yearFirstpost
Barred from WHO meet, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on ChinaChannel NewsAsia
Kansas City Star -Deseret News
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Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling is 'huge step forward' for LGBTI rights - Amnesty International UK

Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling is 'huge step forward' for LGBTI rights
Amnesty International UK
Amnesty International has welcomed a landmark ruling by Taiwan's highest court today which takes Taiwan closer to becoming the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. Earlier today, judges in Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled that the ...



Barred From UN Meet, Taiwan Criticises China's 'Coercion and Threats' - The Wire

The Wire

Barred From UN Meet, Taiwan Criticises China's 'Coercion and Threats'
The Wire
Chen Shih-chung Taiwan's minister of health and welfare gestures during an interview with Reuters ahead of the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland May 20, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse.
Taiwan's Vice President Talks to TIME About the Global Health Risks Arising From the Island's IsolationTIME
China Pushes Taiwan Relations To A New Low With Sporting Event BoycottForbes
Taiwan's Tsai keeps domestic focus amid China's isolationSacramento Bee
The Providence Journal -Nature.com
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Tom Cruise Brings Star Wattage to Taiwan - ICRT (blog)

ICRT (blog)

Tom Cruise Brings Star Wattage to Taiwan
ICRT (blog)
Hollywood star Tom Cruise arrived in Taiwan early this morning to promote his latest film “The Mummy.” Local TV news footage shows him appearing at Taipei Songshan Airport with a broad smile on his face and waving to the waiting media and fans.

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Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions - ABC News

Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions
ABC News
Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions. By The Associated Press. TAIPEI, Taiwan — May 24, 2017, 4:47 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email · Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage ...



After Shunning Taiwan, World Health Organization Cozies Up to North Korea - The Weekly Standard

The Weekly Standard

After Shunning Taiwan, World Health Organization Cozies Up to North Korea
The Weekly Standard
First, the WHO barred Taiwan from attending this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva, which it had attended previously as an observer. Eleven countries rallied to Taiwan's defense, demanding the democratic bastion be granted entree. But the WHO ...



Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling could cement its place as Asia's ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling could cement its place as Asia's ...
The Guardian
Landmark court case this week is likely to determine the success or failure of draft laws currently before parliament.
Hope In Taiwan Ahead Of Landmark Gay Marriage RulingNDTV

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Taiwan: Taiwan April industrial output contracts for first time in nine ... - Times of India

Taiwan: Taiwan April industrial output contracts for first time in nine ...
Times of India
TAIWAN ECONOMY/OUTPUT (URGENT):Taiwan April industrial output contracts for first time in nine months.

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