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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Super typhoon Soudelor powers towards Taiwan, may boost El Nino - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Super typhoon Soudelor powers towards Taiwan, may boost El Nino
Sydney Morning Herald
Super typhoon Soudelor, possibly the strongest storm of 2015, is powering towards Taiwan in the north-west Pacific after causing widespread damage in the Northern Mariana Islands. The category 5 storm is expected to strengthen further, with sustained ...
The Strongest Typhoon This Year Is Heading Toward Taiwan, Japan and ChinaTIME
Soudelor is strongest typhoon of 2015, spinning toward Okinawa, Taiwan and ChinaWashington Post (blog)
Super Typhoon Soudelor to Threaten China, TaiwanAccuWeather.com
USA TODAY -Sky News -Focus Taiwan News Channel
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Disputed Islands, And a Former Taiwan President, Still Make Waves - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Disputed Islands, And a Former Taiwan President, Still Make Waves
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui is 92 and has been out of office for 15 years but he still has the ability to shake things up politically. On a recent visit to Japan, he managed to set the cat among the pigeons by saying that a disputed East ...
Taiwan president slams Lee for saying Senkakus belong to JapanThe Japan Times
Lee Teng-hui should apologize for Diaoyu Islands statement: Taiwan leaderXinhua
Ma reaffirms ROC sovereignty over DiaoyutaisTaiwan Today
Focus Taiwan News Channel
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Taiwan Diaoyu activists applaud upgrade of coastguard water cannons to match ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Taiwan Diaoyu activists applaud upgrade of coastguard water cannons to match ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Taiwan flaunted their new 3,000-tonne ship that left the port of Keelung on Monday to join a patrol in the Taiwan Strait and East China Sea. This time it was to prevent mainland fishermen from entering the waters claimed by Taiwan, the United Daily ...



Hundreds take to Taiwan's streets to demonstrate against 'one China' textbook ... - ABC Online

ABC Online

Hundreds take to Taiwan's streets to demonstrate against 'one China' textbook ...
ABC Online
Hundreds of people have taken to Taiwan's streets to protest against revisions to textbooks that students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history. More than 100 youths stormed Taiwan's ministry of education on Friday in a ...
Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'Reuters
Do Taiwan's 2016 Elections Threaten Ties with China?Global Risk Insights
Student protests in Taiwan to continue after failed talksChannel News Asia

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Super Typhoon Soudelor Becomes Earth's Strongest Cyclone of 2015; Moving ... - The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Super Typhoon Soudelor Becomes Earth's Strongest Cyclone of 2015; Moving ...
The Weather Channel
This track may bring it near Japan's far southwest Ryukyu Islands, including Ishigakijima and Miyakojima, as well as Taiwan and eastern China late this week. Soudelor is expected to weaken as it approaches these areas, but it may still be a strong ...

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Taiwan stocks up in technical rebound; data later in week eyed - Economic Times

AsiaOne

Taiwan stocks up in technical rebound; data later in week eyed
Economic Times
TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday in a technical rebound after a sharp slump in the previous session on a gloomy outlook for the domestic economy. The main TAIEX index rose 0.3 per cent to 8,548.45 as of 0157 GMT, after sliding 1.6 per cent on ...
Weak growth, sales causes Taiwan stock plungeAsiaOne
Taiwan stocks tumble as economic woes hit tech firmsReuters
Taiwan shares fall on economic concernsFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan honors departing Canadian envoy for efforts to promote ties - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan honors departing Canadian envoy for efforts to promote ties
Focus Taiwan News Channel
4 (CNA) Taiwan presented a medal to Canada's top envoy in Taiwan Tuesday, in recognition of her efforts to advance relations between the two countries over the past three years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said that day. During the ceremony ...



HK bans Taiwan sandwich - Jakarta Post

South China Morning Post (subscription)

HK bans Taiwan sandwich
Jakarta Post
The Taiwanese regulator suspects wholesalers and exporters had failed to keep the fresh sandwiches before supplying them to vendors. At least three exporters have made shipments to Hong Kong - one of them is not registered with the Taiwanese food ...
Hong Kong bans Taiwanese Horng Ryen Jen sandwiches after 46 people fall sick ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Dodgy Taiwan sarnies bannedHong Kong Standard
Hong Kong bans sandwiches made by Taiwan-based Horng Ryen JenEJ Insight
Taipei Times -Coconuts Hong Kong
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Annie Lin shares photos on her return trip from Taiwan - Roanoke Times

Annie Lin shares photos on her return trip from Taiwan
Roanoke Times
"Sunday, June 28, was Jerry's and my last day in Taiwan. We road a taxi to airport. When we arrived at Taoyuan International Airport, we checked in, passed security, and United Airline flight was on time. We needed to fly more than 11 hours to cross ...



EPA warns of dangerous UV levels around Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

EPA warns of dangerous UV levels around Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
4 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) warned Tuesday of dangerously high ultraviolet (UV) levels all over Taiwan, in particular in Miaoli and Hsinchu in the north and Hualien and Taitung in the east. The EPA suggested that anybody ...

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