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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Japan: Thousands see Taiwan's 'Meat-Shaped Stone' - BBC News

Japan: Thousands see Taiwan's 'Meat-Shaped Stone'
BBC News
One of Taiwan's more bizarre national treasures is returning home after an exhibition drew thousands of visitors in Japan. Nearly 84,000 people came to see the famous Meat-Shaped Stone, which was on display at Japan's Kyushu National Museum in the ...

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Christopher Lee wins Best Actor at Taiwan's prestigious Golden Bell television ... - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Christopher Lee wins Best Actor at Taiwan's prestigious Golden Bell television ...
The Straits Times
In front of a thousand-strong crowd of starlets and thespians, in the cavernous halls of Taiwan's National Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall on Saturday night, he received his first acting accolade outside of Singapore - at what is known as the equivalent of ...
Singapore's Christopher Lee wins Golden Bell best actorFocus Taiwan News Channel
Older generation of actors featured in 49th Golden Bell Awards CeremonyChina Post
Christopher Lee wins Golden Bell awardYahoo Singapore News

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Iran loses lawsuit in Taiwan over arms scam: Report - Times of India

Channel News Asia

Iran loses lawsuit in Taiwan over arms scam: Report
Times of India
Wu requested the funds be wired to an account at Chang Hwa Bank - a joint account under the names of three Iranian nationals representing the government who were supposed to withdraw the funds in Taiwan to pay for the deal, according to the Apple Daily ...
Iran loses lawsuit in Taiwan over arms scam: ReportsChannel News Asia
Taiwan rejects Iran lawsuit against bank over arms scamPeninsula On-line
Court rules against Iranian ministry over US$15mTaipei Times

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NZ down Taiwan in Davis Cup - SBS

3News NZ

NZ down Taiwan in Davis Cup
SBS
New Zealand have completed a 4-1 Davis Cup win over Taiwan in Christchurch on Sunday. The home side went into the last day of the Asia-Oceania Group One tie with an unassailable 3-0 lead. They dropped the first of the reverse singles, with Artem Sitak ...
Kiwis stave off Davis Cup relegationNZ City

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Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan - Zee News

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan
Zee News
Taipei: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei today for Asia's largest gay rights parade, with many urging parliament to push through a controversial bill recognising same-sex marriage. Supporters from Taiwan and abroad waved ...
Thousands march in Taipei's gay pride paradeFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Beijing's Crushing of Democracy in Hong Kong Sends Chills Through Taiwan - Newsweek

Newsweek

Beijing's Crushing of Democracy in Hong Kong Sends Chills Through Taiwan
Newsweek
After years of improved commercial ties between Taiwan and its giant neighbor, many Taiwanese sense that the thaw is moving too fast for comfort. The clashes in Hong Kong between the Beijing-backed authorities and demonstrators bode ill for Taiwan's ...

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Taiwan denies reported leaks of weapons secrets to China - WantChinaTimes

WantChinaTimes

Taiwan denies reported leaks of weapons secrets to China
WantChinaTimes
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Friday denied recent media reports that Taiwanese military officers have sold military secrets to China, including classified information on US military equipment. "The reports are untrue," the ministry said in ...

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Tempest Over a Chamber Pot as Taiwan Scrutinizes Chinese Tourists' Manners - New York Times (blog)

Tempest Over a Chamber Pot as Taiwan Scrutinizes Chinese Tourists' Manners
New York Times (blog)
On Sunday, the Taiwan-based Apple Daily reported that a mainland family had allowed their 3-year-old boy to urinate into a bottle at one of Taipei's best-known restaurants, the Din Tai Fung outlet in the Taipei 101 skyscraper, on Oct. 2. The bottle ...

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Taiwan -- a bridge between the Vatican and China - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan -- a bridge between the Vatican and China
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Chinese Catholic clergy and nuns can take advantage of the theological studies and training offered in Taiwan and then return to China to help foster the development of the religion there, Foreign Minister David Lin told the local ...



FISHER: Submarines, made in Taiwan - Washington Times

Washington Times

FISHER: Submarines, made in Taiwan
Washington Times
Taiwan currently has four diesel-powered submarines used mainly for anti-submarine warfare training and limited combat missions. Two are ancient World War II-era, U.S.-built Guppy-class subs, one of which this author toured in 1996. It is a heart ...
Taiwan must adjust industrial structure to break trade barriers: MaFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan needs higher wages, bigger workforce: US strategistChina Post
Taiwan's ROC President Ma supports Hong Kong students' protest and ...Siera Madre Weekly

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