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 Ruling Party Chief to Meet Xi Jinping - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Taiwan Ruling Party Chief to Meet Xi Jinping
Wall Street Journal
TAIPEI—The head of Taiwan's ruling party will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing next month in the highest-level talks between the two sides in six years. Eric Chu, chairman of Taiwan's Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang, will meet with Mr. Xi ...
China's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next MonthNew York Times
Xi Jinping to meet Taiwan's ruling party leader next monthEconomic Times
China, Taiwan Leaders To Meet For Landmark TalksInternational Business Times
ABC News -The Diplomat -Business Insider
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This Taiwanese Dog Haircut Trend Is Totally Square - Refinery29

Refinery29

This Taiwanese Dog Haircut Trend Is Totally Square
Refinery29
There's a new trend going around the puppy parlors of Taiwan. Dogs are emerging from the groomer with super shapely cuts: specifically, circular or square. While their little fluffy faces are geometrically pleasing, according to us, these canines would ...
The shape of things to come for dog grooming: Pets have their fur trimmed to ...Daily Mail
Pictured: New dog haircut craze sweeping internet sees pampered pooches ...mirror.co.uk

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People in Taiwan are giving their dogs the most hilarious square and round ... - Metro

Metro

People in Taiwan are giving their dogs the most hilarious square and round ...
Metro
According to Rocket News 24, Taiwanese dog groomers are offering a choice of amazing geometric hairstyles so you can get your pooch Insta-ready. To really stand out on social media, you can choose between the cutting edge square hairstyle, or a softer, ...

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Don't Let China Swallow Taiwan - The National Interest Online

The National Interest Online

Don't Let China Swallow Taiwan
The National Interest Online
The gist of his idea is that China's national power has become such that Taiwan cannot hope to resist it and the international community, the United States included, will not intervene on its behalf, lest doing so spark a major conflagration in the ...
Emerging Markets: Taiwan, A Good Investment DestinationNasdaq
Anti-Chinese Policies Are Only Hurting TaiwanWorld Policy Institute (blog)
Catch-22 for Taiwan banks after rise in China provisionGlobalCapital
The Straits Times -Focus Taiwan News Channel -ecns
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Tech Stocks Fuel Taiwan Rally - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Tech Stocks Fuel Taiwan Rally
Wall Street Journal
Foreign investors' net buying in Taiwan hit 46.5 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$1.5 billion ), making Friday the third-largest single day of net buying on record. The index added to gains from Thursday, when hopes of a possible launch of a stock ...
Tech stocks fuel Taiwan rally; Shanghai shares fallMarketWatch
Taiwan Dollar Gains as Foreigners Buy Most Stocks Since 2008Bloomberg
The Shanghai Bull Train Stops Over In Hong Kong, Heads For Taiwan?Barron's (blog)

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Big prices in little Taipei: Why is property so expensive in Taiwan's capital? - CNN

Bloomberg

Big prices in little Taipei: Why is property so expensive in Taiwan's capital?
CNN
For example, one high-end apartment represented by Taiwan Sotheby's International Realty, measuring 600 sq meters (6,458 sq ft) and located a stone's throw away from the Presidential Palace, costs $19 million. A property of the same size in a prime ...
Taiwan's Stocks Climb Most Since 2013 on China Equity Link BetsBloomberg
Taiwan-Singapore Stock Trading Link to Launch in JulyWall Street Journal
Taiwan economy likely to outperform Hong Kong, South Korea this year: AnalystsChannel News Asia
Focus Taiwan News Channel -South China Morning Post (subscription) -Barron's (blog)
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Taiwan braces for worst power shortage in 10 years - Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia

Taiwan braces for worst power shortage in 10 years
Channel News Asia
Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research Chairman Liang Chi Yan says Taiwan's information technology industry will be hit the hardest when power supplies run low. "Its power consumption accounts for a third of the entire island, followed by steel, ...
Taiwanese back zero-growth power consumption goal: pollFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Xi to meet Taiwan's ruling party leader next month - Free press journal

Free press journal

Xi to meet Taiwan's ruling party leader next month
Free press journal
Beijing: China today said President Xi Jinping will have a rare meeting with the chairman of Taiwan's ruling party Kuomintang here next month amid efforts by the two sides to work out a rapprochement to end decades-old rivalry due to Beijing's ...
US encourages continued dialogue across Taiwan StraitFocus Taiwan News Channel
Xi to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing PartyChina Digital Times
Taiwan media hail upcoming CPC-KMT leaders' meetingXinhua
EastDay.com
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Taiwan Star to team up with China firms to woo Chinese travelers - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan Star to team up with China firms to woo Chinese travelers
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. (????), one of Taiwan's smaller telecom operators, said on Saturday it will work with non-telecom Chinese firms to provide a wider range of services to woo Chinese travelers, taking advantage of an ...



Taiwan team wins World Cheerleading Championship - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan team wins World Cheerleading Championship
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 25 (CNA) A team from Taiwan has won a gold medal at the 2015 World Cheerleading Championships, the first by a Taiwanese group in a major international cheerleading tournament. The team of around 20 young men and women won the Coed ...

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