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 lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate sale - Reuters

The Diplomat

China lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate sale
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. Foreign ministry ...
The US And Japan Should Help Taiwan Acquire Modern SubmarinesThe Diplomat
China protests US frigate sale to TaiwanChannel News Asia
Obama opens door for sale of four warships to TaiwanDeutsche Welle
Wall Street Journal
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Taiwan Pressing On With Local Sub Build - DefenseNews.com

Taiwan Pressing On With Local Sub Build
DefenseNews.com
Since 2013, Taiwan's Navy has sponsored three IDS seminars with international participation. These include an academic seminar in September 2013, a technical seminar in June and then a managerial seminar in early November. All three saw participation ...



Solar flares: US slaps new tariffs on China, Taiwan imports - Fortune

Fortune

Solar flares: US slaps new tariffs on China, Taiwan imports
Fortune
Taiwan producers face anti-dumping duties as high as 27.55%, according to the final Commerce decision, which SolarWorld said raised average duties for Chinese producers but cut them for Taiwan. Producers in China face separate anti-subsidy duties.
US to impose solar tariffs on China and TaiwanFinancial Times
US Imposes Duties on Solar Goods from China and TaiwanteleSUR English
US finalizes anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan-made solar cellsDigitimes

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Taiwan needed for global climate agreement - Hamilton Spectator

Taiwan needed for global climate agreement
Hamilton Spectator
Taiwan is now ranked by the International Energy Agency as the 22nd largest emitter of CO2 overall, and the 18th largest per capita. Despite its significant position, Taiwan has been kept from participation in the UNFCCC and other UN-affiliated ...



Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens - Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia

Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens
Channel News Asia
TAIPEI: Taiwanese authorities on Thursday (Dec 18) ordered a leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain a banned dye as the island's latest food scandal deepened. Health officials said sauce packages in the ...
Taiwan Tofu Recall: Cancer Scare Marks Latest Taiwanese Food ScandalInternational Business Times
Food scandals in Taiwan that have left a bad tasteThe Straits Times
Gov't steps up promotion of Taiwan food productsChina Post

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President Ma's Honeymoon With Beijing Is Over: Implications for Taiwan - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

President Ma's Honeymoon With Beijing Is Over: Implications for Taiwan
The Diplomat
Less acknowledged was the fact that thawing relations across the Taiwan Strait, mostly in the economic sphere, was made possible by the consolidation of Taiwanese identity. This is not a contradictory statement. Rapprochement with China was largely ...
Taipei-Beijing policy to remain unchanged: Taiwan negotiatorChannel News Asia
Taiwan Must Play Its Hand Well in Regional PoliticsWall Street Journal
Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefulsTHE BUSINESS TIMES

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Taiwan warns its own fishermen against illegal practices - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan warns its own fishermen against illegal practices
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Jakarta, Dec. 19 (CNA) Taiwan has warned its fishermen of the severe consequences of illegal fishing after four Taiwanese fishing boats were detected operating illegally in Indonesian waters, the country's representative in Jakarta said Friday.

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Sony attacks launched inside North Korea, routed via Taiwan: Report - ZDNet

ZDNet

Sony attacks launched inside North Korea, routed via Taiwan: Report
ZDNet
After confirming that the cyber attacks against Sony are linked to North Korea, US officials are now reportedly saying that the attacks originated from inside North Korea and were routed via Taiwan. NBC Nightly News tweeted: "U.S. officials now believe ...

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Cab app Uber could be ordered to shut down Taiwan operations - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Cab app Uber could be ordered to shut down Taiwan operations
Focus Taiwan News Channel
According to the ministry, Uber has registered in Taiwan as an information services business while in reality is it operating a transportation business. The company has also recruited drivers who do not have commercial driver's licenses normally ...
Uber's terrible month continues as Taiwan's transportation ministry declares ...Tech in Asia
Transportation Ministry dishes out Uber fines amounting to NT$950000China Post

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Taiwan gas blasts blamed on 'multiple human errors' - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Taiwan gas blasts blamed on 'multiple human errors'
Daily Mail
Prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Taiwan were caused by "multiple human errors" Thursday as they charged 12 people over the blasts, including the head of a chemical company and government officials. The disaster killed 32 people and wounded ...
Taiwan charges 12 over deadly Kaohsiung gas blastsBBC News

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