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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Samsung unveils a pink S8 that's only available in Taiwan - The Verge

The Verge

Samsung unveils a pink S8 that's only available in Taiwan
The Verge
Samsung typically releases new colors of its devices abroad, and now the lucky people in Taiwan are getting a variation of the new Galaxy S8 flagship. Samsung showed off a pink version on its Taiwanese Facebook page yesterday that it says is coming ...
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Rose Pink Colour Variant Launched in TaiwanNDTV
New Pink Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant launched in TaiwanGizbot
Samsung Unveils Taiwan Exclusive Rose Pink Galaxy S8gizmochina (blog)
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Senators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan - The Hill

Senators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan
The Hill
Kudos to the senators who urged President Trump on Friday to move ahead on delayed arms sales to Taiwan amid congressional concern the White House is ready to curry favor with Beijing at Taipei's expense. Four Republicans and four Democrats wrote a ...



14 reasons to visit Taiwan - NZ Herald - New Zealand Herald

Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)

14 reasons to visit Taiwan - NZ Herald
New Zealand Herald
Taiwan has more in common with New Zealand than you may think. It is, for instance, a tiny scrap of land that lives in the shadow of a much, much, much bigger ...
China's Taiwan Squeeze Continues: Trade Office in Ecuador Forced to Change NameThe News Lens International (press release)
President thanks Japan on Twitter for backing Taiwan's TPP bidFocus Taiwan News Channel (press release)
Taiwan's trade mission to Ecuador pressured to change name ...Taiwan News
China Post -The Mainichi
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China's 'One Country, Two Systems' Principle Won't Ever Work In Taiwan - Forbes

Forbes

China's 'One Country, Two Systems' Principle Won't Ever Work In Taiwan
Forbes
Originally designed for Taiwan, Beijing applied the “One Country, Two Systems” principle to Hong Kong on July 1, 1997 when sovereignty of the territory was passed from Britain to China. But “One Country, Two Systems,” which guarantees a degree of ...
Liaoning carrier demonstrates China's power off Taiwan coastDeutsche Welle
Taiwan Riled Up as China Shows Off Liaoning Aircraft Carrier for 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's ReturnIntelligencer Post
Chinese warships to pass Taiwan: reportTaipei Times

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Why Trump Must Approve Taiwan Arms Sales Now - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Why Trump Must Approve Taiwan Arms Sales Now
The Diplomat
All told, the United States has not approved new arms for Taiwan since December 2015. The Obama administration was considering a modest package in late 2016, but after Hillary Clinton lost the election, the administration chose not to go forward with it.



Taiwan's blush over no-flush habit, East Asia News & Top Stories ... - The Straits Times

Taiwan's blush over no-flush habit, East Asia News & Top Stories ...
The Straits Times
An old habit is raising a new stink in Taiwan.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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2017 Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival - Business Wire (press release)

2017 Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival
Business Wire (press release)
TAITUNG, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A record number of artistically designed balloons will turn up in this year's Taiwan International Balloon Festival in Luye, Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan from June 30th until August 6th. Over 3 million people ...

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Taiwan ETF (EWT) Hits a New 52-Week High - Nasdaq

ETF Trends

Taiwan ETF (EWT) Hits a New 52-Week High
Nasdaq
For investors looking for momentum, iShares MSCI Taiwan Capped ETFEWT is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52 week high, and shares of EWT are up roughly 38.7% from their 52 week low price of $26.38/share. But could more gains be ahead ...
Taiwan: More to Come for This Emerging Market ETFETF Trends

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Is this the most youthful family ever? Taiwanese woman, 41, who stunned millions of people with her young ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Is this the most youthful family ever? Taiwanese woman, 41, who stunned millions of people with her young ...
Daily Mail
They say live your life and forget your age. This family from Taiwan seems to be a living testimony to the motto. Lure Hsu, 41, who has shocked millions of people with her teenage-like appearance turns out to come from a family whose members all look ...
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Taiwanese nurse group infuriated by dancers' skimpy outfits at Golden Melody - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Taiwanese nurse group infuriated by dancers' skimpy outfits at Golden Melody
Taiwan News
TAIPI (Taiwan News)--A Taiwanese nurses union on Tuesday protested against a Golden Melody Awards & Festival performance which featured dancers wearing revealing nurse costumes, calling the performance degrading to the nursing profession and ...

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