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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Tuck Into Taiwan: An Ultimate Food Tour - Forbes

Forbes

Tuck Into Taiwan: An Ultimate Food Tour
Forbes
By Cyrena Lee for Fathom | A little gem of an island, Taiwan is the ultimate food destination for Asian cuisine. So unless you're lucky enough to already have been introduced, get ready for an eye- and stomach-opening adventure. That goes for ...



Taiwan Life to extend deadline of buyout deal - China Post

WantChinaTimes

Taiwan Life to extend deadline of buyout deal
China Post
In a statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) late Friday evening, Taiwan Life said the company's board of directors agreed in a meeting held that day to extend the transaction deadline to June 30, from April 20. The approved deadline ...
Taiwan Life agrees to extend deadline of buyout dealFocus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan Stock Exchange expects five foreign listings in H1WantChinaTimes
Taiwan Life meeting fails to address merger issuesTaipei Times

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2014 Challenge Taiwan pics - Slowtwitch

Slowtwitch

2014 Challenge Taiwan pics
Slowtwitch
Kiwis Dylan McNeice and Britta Martin captured the 2014 Challenge Taiwan titles and here is a stunning gallery from the race courtesy of Darryl Carey. A swim start like this is usually reserved to the ITU stars. Dylan McNeice was first out of the water ...



Taiwan should advance ties with both China and US: scholar - WantChinaTimes

Taiwan should advance ties with both China and US: scholar
WantChinaTimes
In light of the current state of US-China-Taiwan interactions, Taiwan should try to maintain a balance in its efforts to advance relations with China and the US, a local academic said on Saturday. Cheng Tuan-yao, a research fellow at the Institute of ...

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Former Taiwan vice-president's son secures nomination to run for Taipei mayor - Straits Times

Straits Times

Former Taiwan vice-president's son secures nomination to run for Taipei mayor
Straits Times
Mr Sean Lien, son of former Taiwan vice-president Lien Chan, waving to the crowd as he visits the Chin-Nan Temple in Taipei on Feburary 2, 2014. Mr Lien, of the runing Kuomintang (KMT), is expected to run for the Taipei mayor elections at the end of 2014.
Taiwan ex-VP's son secures nomination to run for Taipei mayorGlobalPost
Premier to reach out to youths at forumsFocus Taiwan News Channel
Lien wins primary for Taipei mayorChina Post
Taipei Times
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Taiwan should advance ties with China, US simultaneously: scholar - Focus Taiwan News Channel

the Diplomat

Taiwan should advance ties with China, US simultaneously: scholar
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 19 (CNA) In light of the current state of U.S.-China-Taiwan interactions, Taiwan should try to maintain a balance in its efforts to advance relations with China and the U.S., a local academic said Saturday. Cheng Tuan-yao, a research ...
China Threatens Taiwan's Reputationthe Diplomat
'Big problem' for Taiwan without trade pact: IMDChina Post
Taiwan urged to focus more on service sectorWantChinaTimes
Taiwan Today -Vancouver Sun -Taipei Times
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Taking a maiden stab at expansionism in Taiwan - The Japan Times

Taking a maiden stab at expansionism in Taiwan
The Japan Times
Taiwan is different. It harbors less of a grudge. It seems more willing to let bygones be bygones. And yet Taiwan was Japan's first overseas colony, its maiden stab at imitating the imperial expansionism of the great Western powers whose ranks it ...



Taiwan's machine tools exports expected to rise in '14 on better economy - China Post

Taiwan's machine tools exports expected to rise in '14 on better economy
China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's machine tool exports will increase in 2014 amid an improving global economy, returning to similar levels as in 2012, a local industry group said Saturday. Exports of Taiwan's machine tools are expected to grow 15 percent in ...

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Taiwan celebrates 40 years of voluntary blood donation - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan celebrates 40 years of voluntary blood donation
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 19 (CNA) One in two adults in Taiwan has donated blood, an achievement that was celebrated Saturday by a local group that helped establish a voluntary blood donation system in the country 40 years ago. The Taipei-based Chinese Blood ...



AIT to open new community garden on Earth Day - Focus Taiwan News Channel

AIT to open new community garden on Earth Day
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 20 (CNA) The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said it will open a new community garden at its Taipei office this week to mark the annual Earth Day celebration, to show its support for protecting the environment. The AIT Community Garden ...