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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Buzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk Stunt - Businessweek

Businessweek

Buzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk Stunt
Businessweek
Fresh after nearly hitting a U.S. plane off the coast of China last week, the Chinese air force has staged an additional high-risk stunt. Two aircraft from the mainland twice entered Taiwan's airspace on Tuesday, Taiwan's defense minister told ...
China planes 'violated Taiwanese airspace'BBC News
China rejects Taiwan breach of airspace claimAljazeera.com
Taiwan scrambles jets after Chinese planes entered its airspaceChannel News Asia
The Diplomat -Reuters -The Independent
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The Economist explains Why China and Taiwan are divided - The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)

The Economist explains Why China and Taiwan are divided
The Economist (blog)
THIS YEAR senior officials from Taiwan and China have held two meetings in each other's territory. Both meetings were the first formal contact between the two governments since 1949. In recent months officials from Taiwan have been proposing an even ...



China rejects Taiwan's complaint about breach of airspace - Reuters

China rejects Taiwan's complaint about breach of airspace
Reuters
Taiwan scrambled its jets to intercept two Chinese military aircraft, identified as Yun-8 transport aircraft, on Monday. The Chinese planes left without incident, Xiong Ho-ji, major general of Taiwan's Air Force Combatant Command, told reporters on ...



Taiwan's Fire EX is proudly rebellious - Straight.com

Straight.com

Taiwan's Fire EX is proudly rebellious
Straight.com
Their beef was over a trade pact that allegedly favoured mainland China's economic interests over Taiwan's, and when the ruling KMT party declared its intention to push onward with the unpopular deal, the student-led revolt—dubbed the Sunflower ...



Taiwan Fighters Chase China Jets a Week After U.S. Incident - Bloomberg

Taiwan Fighters Chase China Jets a Week After U.S. Incident
Bloomberg
Taiwan sent fighter jets to tail two Chinese military planes that entered the island's air space, a week after a close encounter between a U.S. and Chinese jet. “We responded immediately, asking them to leave,” Taiwan defense minister Yen Ming said ...



Cycling in Taiwan gears up - Straight.com

Straight.com

Cycling in Taiwan gears up
Straight.com
This year, the 2014 Taiwan Cycling Festival will take place from November 8 to 16 and includes a climb from Qixingtan at sea level in the east to 3,275 metres above sea level at the top of Hehuan Mountain. The online publication Le Cycle listed this ...



Taiwan honours 56000 WWII soldiers killed in Myanmar - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Taiwan honours 56000 WWII soldiers killed in Myanmar
The Straits Times
A honor guard (centre) holds a soldiers' tablet during a ceremony to honor the dead soldiers of Taiwan killed in Myanmar during World War II, at the Martyr's Shrine in Taipei on Aug 27, 2014. Taiwan on Wednesday honoured tens of thousands of Kuomintang ...
August 28, 2014, 4:42 amYahoo!7 News
Taiwan honours dead in Burma warBangkok Post
Military holds ceremony for spirits of WWII soldiersFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan businessman murdered by kidnappers including his chauffeur - The Guardian

The Guardian

Taiwan businessman murdered by kidnappers including his chauffeur
The Guardian
A Taiwan businessman who reportedly accumulated a huge fortune through illegal gambling has been murdered by kidnappers including his chauffeur, in a case that has rocked the island. Shih Chia-chin was picked up by chauffeur Hsieh Yuan-hsin upon his ...
Taiwan gambling millionaire murdered after being kidnapped, held for ransomThe Straits Times
Taiwan millionaire Shih Chia-chin murdered after kidnap, police chase chauffeurSydney Morning Herald
Passport of main suspect in tycoon's death annulledFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
The Diplomat
On March 30, up to half a million Taiwanese marched to protest against the passage of the Cross-Strait Service Pact with China, citing an unlawful approval process and the agreement's potential overarching impact on national security. The people's ...
Taiwan seeks early signing of goods agreement with China: officialFocus Taiwan News Channel
Unification or integration for Taiwan and China?China Post
Legal revisions needed for Taiwan's TPP bid: DuhWantChinaTimes

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Two missionaries die of carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty indoor water ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Two missionaries die of carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty indoor water ...
Daily Mail
Two Mormon missionaries found dead in their Taiwan apartment on Saturday died of carbon monoxide poisoning, said New Taipei police today. Yu Peng Xiong, 24, a Taiwan native, and Connor Benjamin Thredgold, 19, of Springville, Utah were discovered ...
2 LDS missionaries found dead in Taiwan apartment, carbon monoxide leakfox13now.com
2 LDS Missionaries Die in Taiwan; 1 Dies in USABC News
Carbon monoxide leak suspected in death of 2 Mormon missionaries in TaiwanDeseret News
TheBlaze.com -Daily Herald
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