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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Taiwan sends patrol ships after fishing boat seized by Japan - Japan Today

Japan Today

Taiwan sends patrol ships after fishing boat seized by Japan
Japan Today
Taiwan on Sunday sent two patrol ships to waters surrounding a Japanese atoll amid a dispute over the seizure of one of the island's fishing boats. The detention of the Tung Sheng Chi 16 near Okinotori-shima last week angered Taiwanese officials, who ...
Taiwan sends patrol ships after boat seized by JapanSouth China Morning Post
Taiwan Sends Patrol Ships to Disputed WatersCRIENGLISH.com
Taiwan patrol boats sail for disputed watersFocus Taiwan News Channel
Deutsche Welle -The Japan Times -Nikkei Asian Review
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Malaysia Sends 32 Taiwanese Suspects to China, Draws Protest - ABC News

Voice of America

Malaysia Sends 32 Taiwanese Suspects to China, Draws Protest
ABC News
Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan. The ...
Taiwan DPP Condemns Latest Deportation of Taiwanese to ChinaVoice of America
Taiwanese suspects sent to China undermines Taiwan: premier-designateFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan protests deportation of 32 from Malaysia to ChinaAsia Times
The Diplomat
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New shipwreck off Taiwan is a must-see for many tourists - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

New shipwreck off Taiwan is a must-see for many tourists
Los Angeles Times
It was a terrifying scene: Last month, a massive container ship lost power in a storm shortly after leaving port in Taiwan and ran into a reef, splitting the ship in half. After helicopters rescued the 21 crew members, the ship's fuel began leaking ...



Fisheries Flare-up: Cross-strait ties Taiwan's 'ace': Su - Taipei Times

Taipei Times

Fisheries Flare-up: Cross-strait ties Taiwan's 'ace': Su
Taipei Times
The recent detention of a Taiwanese fishing boat by Japanese authorities has underscored that if Taiwan were to give up the “ace in its sleeve” — improved cross-strait relations — it would be accorded less dignified treatment, a former national ...
New Cabinet leaves Taiwanese bemusedThe Straits Times
Taiwan may not maintain 1% economic growth: premier-designateFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Nuclear-free Taiwan requires price hikes: future AEC head - China Post

Nuclear-free Taiwan requires price hikes: future AEC head
China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Atomic Energy Council chairman designate Hsieh Hsiao-hsing (???) stated on Saturday that a proposed national policy to phase out nuclear power was a long term objective, saying that citizens needed to be mentally prepared for ...



Vietnamese slam Taiwanese firm over fish deaths - Press TV

Press TV

Vietnamese slam Taiwanese firm over fish deaths
Press TV
Hundreds of protesters rallied in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Sunday to slam a multi-billion-dollar steel plant in Vung Ang Industrial Zone in Vietnam's Ha Tinh Province, which is a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics, over the deaths of fish ...
Vietnam: Protest rally against Taiwan firm over mass fish deathsThe Indian Express
Vietnamese rally against Taiwan firm over mass fish deathsAsia Times
Vietnam tells Taiwan firm to dig up waste pipe amid "red tide" disasterBusiness Insider
Guardian Liberty Voice
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Taiwan duo keep Santaizi ATP Challenger title at home - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan duo keep Santaizi ATP Challenger title at home
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The third-seeded Taiwanese pair, Yang Tsung-hua (???), 25, and his 24-year-old partner Hsieh Cheng-peng (???), beat fourth-seeded Federik Nielson of Denmark and Ireland's David O'Hare 7-6(6), 6-4 in Sunday's final of the week-long tournament.

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Magnitude-4.8 earthquake shakes Hualien - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Magnitude-4.8 earthquake shakes Hualien
Focus Taiwan News Channel
At 1:25 p.m., a magnitude-4.2 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan, with Yilan's Nan'ao Township registering an intensity of four and Hualien's Heping Township an intensity of three. The epicenter of that quake was also at sea, northeast of Hualien County ...

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Taiwan and only - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Taiwan and only
Philippine Star
Compared to our other Asian neighbors, Taiwan has only recently broken into the consciousness of the Filipino traveler. And while I've started to see a smattering of images on Instagram — starting with the welcoming arc of Taoyuan airport — friends ...



Taiwan wins four medals in Shanghai archery world cup - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan wins four medals in Shanghai archery world cup
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Taiwanese archers won a gold, two silver and a bronze medals in the recurve women's team, mixed team, and individual events, respectively, at the 2016 Archery World Cup in Shanghai Sunday. Tan Ya-ting (???) who competed in the ...

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