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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Ostriches escape on to city streets in Taiwan - video - The Guardian

The Guardian

Ostriches escape on to city streets in Taiwan - video
The Guardian
Two adult ostriches escape on to the streets of Changhua County, Taiwan, racing cars and blocking traffic, until they are finally caught by their owner. The two runaway birds shocked motorists and police officers, who tried to catch the pair, as they ...



Taiwan Pushes for New Weapons on All Fronts - DefenseNews.com

Taiwan Pushes for New Weapons on All Fronts
DefenseNews.com
TAIPEI China's steady acquisition of advanced weaponry has driven ambitious Taiwanese requirements, including plans to procure stealth fighters, advanced jet trainers, long-range unmanned reconnaissance aircraft and main battle tanks.



Taiwan Is A Model Of Freedom And Prosperity - Forbes

Forbes

Taiwan Is A Model Of Freedom And Prosperity
Forbes
Taiwan offers one of the great models of modern economic and political development. In 1960 Taiwan had GDP per capita and human development levels that placed it among the least developed countries in the world. Subsequent decades saw economic ...
Taiwan's Eternal DilemmaThe National Interest Online
China Times: A truth Tsai Ing-wen cannot evadeFocus Taiwan News Channel
DPP pledges to develop Taiwan's own defense capabilities: party think tankChina Post
Taiwan Today -WantChinaTimes -Taipei Times
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Taiwan's wacky themed restaurants take off - BBC News

BBC News

Taiwan's wacky themed restaurants take off
BBC News
From toilets to polar bear caves, some pretty bizarre restaurants have opened in Taiwan in recent years. Restauranteurs have been constantly coming up with new ways to attract customers in Taiwan's highly competitive dining-out market. Now, even hotels ...



Taiwan, Philippines to address differences at upcoming fishery meeting - WantChinaTimes

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan, Philippines to address differences at upcoming fishery meeting
WantChinaTimes
Taiwan and the Philippines will soon hold a meeting in an effort to address remaining differences on bilateral law enforcement cooperation in their overlapping economic waters, Taiwan's foreign minister David Lin said Friday. Officials from related ...
Taiwan, Philippines to address differencesChina Post
Taiwan, Philippines to address differences in upcoming fishery meetingFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei protests to Manila over shared watersTaipei Times

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Births up 8.4% in Taiwan in 2014 - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Births up 8.4% in Taiwan in 2014
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, May 30 (CNA) A total of 211,399 babies were born in Taiwan in 2014, an increase of 8.4 percent from the previous year, according to statistics released Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior. Of these births, 0.6 percent were born to a mother ...



EU launches probe into Taiwan's solar product exporters - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

EU launches probe into Taiwan's solar product exporters
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, May 30 (CNA) The European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into solar product exporters from Taiwan and Malaysia to determine whether China has been using the two countries to skirt the financial penalties imposed by the EU against ...
EU investigating adding Malaysia and Taiwan to solar trade casePV-Tech
EU launches probe into PV imports from Malaysia, TaiwanSeeNews Renewables
EU probe into China solar panels spreads to TaiwanTaipei Times
Digitimes -London South East
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Taiwan proposes South China Sea peace plan to avert 'major conflict' - The Guardian

The Guardian

Taiwan proposes South China Sea peace plan to avert 'major conflict'
The Guardian
Taiwan has proposed a peace initiative to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea, which it says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbours and the US. The South China Sea peace initiative, announced by the ...
Sharing Can Soothe South China Sea Tensions, Taiwan President SaysWall Street Journal
Taiwan offers South China Sea peace planYahoo News
Taiwan's Plan for Peace in the South China SeaThe Diplomat
GMA News -euronews
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Yen Drop Rattles Korea Exporters as Taiwan Steps Up Intervention - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Yen Drop Rattles Korea Exporters as Taiwan Steps Up Intervention
Bloomberg
The yen's slide to a 12-year low is drawing the ire of authorities in South Korea and Taiwan as the two economies seek to reverse a drop in exports. The Japanese currency fell to 124.46 a dollar on Thursday, the weakest level since late 2002, as an ...
Commercial Times: Why Taiwan's economy is not as good as expectedFocus Taiwan News Channel
Asian currencies set for worst month since November on Fed betsBusinessWorld Online Edition
Asian currencies slip on fears of US Fed rate hikeTaipei Times

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Taiwan and Japan step up tourism promotions - Taipei Times

WantChinaTimes

Taiwan and Japan step up tourism promotions
Taipei Times
The number of visitors traveling between Taiwan and Japan is expected to exceed 5 million this year as the two countries step up their efforts to promote tourism, a Taiwanese official said yesterday. Tourism Bureau Director-General David Hsieh (??? ...
Taiwan-Japan tourism forecast to top 5 million visitors in 2015WantChinaTimes
Taiwan-Japan tourism is forecast to top 5 million visitors in 2015China Post

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