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
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China military criticizes 'wrong' US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea - Reuters

Reuters

China military criticizes 'wrong' US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said ...

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Taiwan official resigns after blackout hits much of island - New Zealand Herald

Bloomberg

Taiwan official resigns after blackout hits much of island
New Zealand Herald
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) " Taiwan's economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat. The power outage plunged traffic, shopping ...
Worry About This Taiwan Power VacuumBloomberg
Taiwan Has Been Hit by a Massive Power Cut, Affecting Millions of HouseholdsFortune
Taiwan | Mishap triggers blackout as power policies draw scrutinyMacau Daily Times
World Nuclear News -South China Morning Post
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Cambodia Arrests Nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese Nationals Over Telecom Fraud - U.S. News & World Report

Cambodia Arrests Nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese Nationals Over Telecom Fraud
U.S. News & World Report
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Authorities in Cambodia have arrested nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals this month on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to defraud victims in China, police said on Thursday. China has been battling telecoms ...

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What's in a Name? For Taiwan, Preparing for the Spotlight, a Lot - New York Times

New York Times

What's in a Name? For Taiwan, Preparing for the Spotlight, a Lot
New York Times
Some subway cars in Taipei, Taiwan, have been decorated to resemble pools, playing fields and other sports venues ahead of the 29th Summer Universiade, which is expected to attract more than 10,000 university athletes from around the world.
Bonds Of Friendship: Taipei Universiade is Taiwan's red carpet for the worldTimes of India (blog)
UNIVERSIADE: Taiwan athletes emotional at flag-raising ceremonyFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan on high alert after Chinese air force drills - New York Post

New York Post

Taiwan on high alert after Chinese air force drills
New York Post
TAIPEI – Taiwan's military is on a high state of alert following three straight days of drills by the Chinese air force near to the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as its own, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The Chinese aircraft ...
Taiwan urges restraint after China plane enters defense zoneABS-CBN News
Taiwan or Chinese Taipei? 'Little Olympics' spotlights China rowChannel NewsAsia
China's military activities near Taiwan said to be war preparationFocus Taiwan News Channel

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In Taiwan, the miserable postpartum period is an increasingly lavish five-star experience - Quartz

Quartz

In Taiwan, the miserable postpartum period is an increasingly lavish five-star experience
Quartz
Some women compare it to going to prison (paywall) after having a child, but Taiwan is turning the tradition of postpartum confinement for mothers into a luxury getaway—with baby in tow. The millennia-old practice of postpartum confinement, or ...

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College baseball: Iowa takes off for Taiwan for World University Games - NCAA.com

NCAA.com

College baseball: Iowa takes off for Taiwan for World University Games
NCAA.com
They were on their way to Taipei, Taiwan, to take part in the World University Games. Iowa will represent the United States at the Games, one of eight nations in the baseball competition. The others are France, Chinese Taipei, Russia, Japan, South ...

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Taiwan | Rainie Yang stars in horror sequel 'Tag Along 2' - Macau Daily Times

Macau Daily Times

Taiwan | Rainie Yang stars in horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'
Macau Daily Times
Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in “The Tag Along 2,” a sequel to the 2015 hit that's loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan about a little girl who appears in the footage of a family's hiking trip. The only problem was, she ...

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers say Taiwan power outage had little impact as 'iPhone 8' rollout nears - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

TSMC, other Apple suppliers say Taiwan power outage had little impact as 'iPhone 8' rollout nears
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Several Taiwanese companies in Apple's supply chain —including processor maker TSMC, and assembly firm Pegatron —are insisting that a major blackout which hit the island on Tuesday did little to disrupt production, a serious concern given the ...
Three Apple suppliers hit by Taiwanese power outage, but iPhone production on-track9to5Mac
Apple shipments on track despite Taiwan blackout, suppliers sayNikkei Asian Review

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Taiwan home owner blocks rescuers from dying man over fears of her house turning 'unlucky' - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Taiwan home owner blocks rescuers from dying man over fears of her house turning 'unlucky'
The Straits Times
TAIPEI (THE CHINA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A home owner in Taiwan reportedly refused to let first responders pass through her house to reach an injured man in a back alley. Her reason for that? She did not want her house to be linked to an ...

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