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 President vows thorough probe into 1947 massacre - The Straits Times

Bloomberg

Taiwan President vows thorough probe into 1947 massacre
The Straits Times
In a move aimed at healing lingering wounds, President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to mount a thorough investigation of an anti-government uprising that led to a bloody massacre of thousands in 1947. Pledging an "open and transparent" probe of how the ...
Taiwan Wealth Probe Shows Disdain for China-Style One-Party RuleBloomberg
Discipline, Hard work, Nationalism - a view on TaiwanTaiwan News
Why China Should Feel Good About TaiwanThe National Interest Online (blog)
Business Standard -The Star Online -Reuters
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Taiwan Plans To Restrict Cash Purchases In Criminal Crackdown - CoinTelegraph

CoinTelegraph

Taiwan Plans To Restrict Cash Purchases In Criminal Crackdown
CoinTelegraph
“The Ministry of Justice's internal data shows that criminal groups' assets [...] are especially rich in gold, diamonds and real estate,” the Taiwan source continued. “Real estate transactions are considered high-risk money laundering transactions.”.



Taiwan's military drug scandal sparks call for tougher penalties - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Taiwan's military drug scandal sparks call for tougher penalties
South China Morning Post
Taiwanese lawmakers on Thursday called for tougher penalties for drug abuse within the military after revelations of major use of illicit substances in the defence forces. In what appeared to be the first scandal of its kind involving the island's ...
Drug abuse a problem in Taiwan's military: defense ministerFocus Taiwan News Channel

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How to Stop China in the South China Sea - National Review

National Review

How to Stop China in the South China Sea
National Review
2) We should summon an international conference of states bordering on the South China Sea, including the five other claimants to the territory there (Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei) as well as Australia and Japan, to discuss a ...

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Breed your own virtual orchid at Taiwan Int'l Orchid Show - China Post

China Post

Breed your own virtual orchid at Taiwan Int'l Orchid Show
China Post
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said that of the US$188 million Taiwanese flower exports last year, orchids made up US$173 million. Therefore, Wu Shin-pin and Wu Tsung-jung stressed the importance of the orchid show, which ...

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Taiwan lifts poultry ban - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Taiwan lifts poultry ban
Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The transportation and slaughter of all poultry will be allowed again beginning Friday morning as the threat posed by the H5N6 bird flu virus has been averted, Council of Agriculture Minister Lin Tsung-hsien (???) announced.
Taiwan battles bird flu outbreaksNEWS.com.au
Mainland keeps eye on bird flu epidemic in Taiwanecns
China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian VirusNew York Times

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Ex-Taiwan affairs cadre gets the axe from top Chinese advisory body - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Ex-Taiwan affairs cadre gets the axe from top Chinese advisory body
South China Morning Post
A former senior mainland Chinese official responsible for Taiwan affairs was removed from the country's top advisory body, state media reported on Thursday. Sources said Zheng Lizhong's removal from the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...



Taiwan: Stocks edge lower, tracking regional markets, Stocks - THE ... - THE BUSINESS TIMES

THE BUSINESS TIMES

Taiwan: Stocks edge lower, tracking regional markets, Stocks - THE ...
THE BUSINESS TIMES
THE BUSINESS TIMES Stocks - [TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks edged lower on Thursday, tracking weak regional stocks after the US Federal Reserve minutes indicated ...

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8-year-old Pomona homicide victim was an adoptee from Taiwan - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

8-year-old Pomona homicide victim was an adoptee from Taiwan
Los Angeles Times
Jonah Min Hwang, the 8-year-old who was killed in a Pomona shooting Monday evening, was a playful brother whose family adopted him from Taiwan. “We welcomed Jonah into our family less than three years ago, after adopting him from an orphanage in ...
Boy adopted from Taiwan killed in drive-by shootingPalm Beach Post
Pomona Drive-By Shooting Kills Adopted 8-Year-Old from Taiwan ...NBC Southern California
Boy Killed In Drive-By Shooting Was Adopted From Taiwanese OrphanageCBS Local
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The biggest loser if Trump ignites a trade war with China - CNBC

CNBC

The biggest loser if Trump ignites a trade war with China
CNBC
BEIJING-There's at least one big loser if President Donald J. Trump ignites a trade war with China: Taiwan. The island democracy has a heavily export-dependent economy enmeshed in billions of dollars in U.S. and China trade. Any blowup would have a ...

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