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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Warm daytime weather expected all over Taiwan - Taiwan News

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Warm daytime weather expected all over Taiwan
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Liu predicted that as the northeastern monsoon strengthens on Monday, high temperatures in northern Taiwan will be brought down to about 18 degrees, but central and southern Taiwan will not be affected, with high temperatures remaining above 24 degrees ...

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China will attack Taiwan 'the day a US warship visits' - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

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China will attack Taiwan 'the day a US warship visits' - News.com.au
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TENSIONS in Asia have just been ramped up another notch, with China reacting with outrage to planned visits by US warships to Taiwan.
Chinese diplomat in U.S. threatens Taiwan with military attack ...Taiwan News
Chinese military aircraft conduct drill near TaiwanFocus Taiwan News Channel

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'Secret Superstar' Finishes Week 2 In Taiwan With ?3.9 Cr./$600K - Forbes

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'Secret Superstar' Finishes Week 2 In Taiwan With ?3.9 Cr./$600K
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Secret Superstar wound up its 14th day in Taiwan with ?1.65 crore / US$254,000 for the 7-day period, down just 27 percent from its first week, a solid showing that suggests a solid continued run for the Aamir Khan family dramedy. Secret Superstar ...



Human Rights Day event commemorates previous victims of political prosecution in Taiwan - Taiwan News

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Human Rights Day event commemorates previous victims of political prosecution in Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) organized a commemoration of the Human Rights Day on Sunday, with victims of political suppression and their family during the 228 Incident as well as those who had provided help to Taiwanese people ...
Transitional justice means finding the truth: President TsaiFocus Taiwan News Channel

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An unforgettable trip to Dali and Datong in eastern Taiwan - Taiwan News

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An unforgettable trip to Dali and Datong in eastern Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The first weekend of December I fulfilled my longtime wish of visiting the villages of Dali (??) and Datong (??) up in the mountains of the Torako Gorge in eastern Taiwan in a three-day journey, and my conclusion is that it's ...



Malaysian coalition won Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award - Taiwan News

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Malaysian coalition won Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award
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Taipei (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy presented the 2017 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award on Sunday to a Malaysia-based coalition for their efforts to promote fair and transparent elections. According to the foundation, the ...
Malaysian NGO coalition receives Taiwan human rights awardFocus Taiwan News Channel
Malaysia's Bersih 2.0 wins Taiwan's democracy awardTaipei Times

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Taiwan's 'New Southbound Policy' Scores Win in the Philippines - The Diplomat

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Taiwan's 'New Southbound Policy' Scores Win in the Philippines
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Taiwan's Tsai administration scored a victory for the “New Southbound Policy” this week, as Taiwan and the Philippines inked an updated investment deal in Makati, the Philippines' financial hub. Under President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan is pursuing closer ...
China unhappy as Philippines signs investment deal with TaiwanSouth China Morning Post

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Taiwan Says No Thanks To Caning Criminals, Cites Human Rights - Forbes

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Taiwan Says No Thanks To Caning Criminals, Cites Human Rights
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An internet petition in Taiwan handily amassed enough names to make the government consider rules that allow flogging criminals such as drunk drivers. But the premier in Taipei and two of his departments are hinting the idea wouldn't quite work out ...



Drunk Japanese force CAL flight to head back to Taiwan - Taiwan News

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Drunk Japanese force CAL flight to head back to Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Japanese passengers believed to be drunk led to a China Airlines flight to interrupt its journey to Bangkok and head back to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, reports said Saturday. Flight CI-835 took off on its four ...

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Ticket requests for watching New Year's sunrise in Erliao, southwestern Taiwan to be accepted beginning Monday - Taiwan News

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Ticket requests for watching New Year's sunrise in Erliao, southwestern Taiwan to be accepted beginning Monday
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The administration office of Siraya National Scenic Area (????????) will begin to accept ticket requests at 13 locations around Taiwan on Monday from people interested in participating in the activity of watching the first ...