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  Taiwan Economy
Although Taiwan enjoyed sustained economic growth, full employment, and low inflation for many years, in 2001, the combination of the slowing global economy, weaknesses in parts of the financial sector, and sagging consumer and business confidence in the government's economic policymaking resulted in the first recession since 1952.
Taiwan is the United States' ninth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted to $57 billion in 2005 and rose 7.6% to $62 billion in 2006.
Taiwan's armed forces were reduced as part of a reform initiative from 1997 to 2001, going from about 450,000 to 385,000, with further reductions since then bringing the total force level down to just under 300,000.
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 Economy of Taiwan
Consequently, Taiwan moved from an agriculture-based economy in the late forties and fifties to a semi-industrialized one by the early seventies, and is presently reaching the stage of a full-fledged industrialization.
Certainly, for a country like Taiwan, which is relatively small and not particularly well endowed with a range of natural resource, the gain from trade must be very helpful in its economic evolution.
As its economy grows, the relative importance of agriculture is decreasing.
www.lsu.edu /student_organizations/tsa/exploretaiwan/economy.html   (630 words)

  
  Economy of Taiwan ( 台湾经济 )   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan has transformed itself from a recipient of U.S. aid in the 1950s and early 1960s to an aid donor and major foreign investor, especially in Asia.
Taiwan has exported large amounts of frozen pork, although this was affected by an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease in 1997.
Taiwan 's accession to the WTO and its desire to become an Asia-Pacific "regional operations center" are spurring further economic liberalization.
www.chinadetail.com /ChinaWorld/TaiwanEconomy.php   (1066 words)

  
  EH.Net Encyclopedia: The Economic History of Taiwan
One of the most important Chinese investors in the Taiwanese economy was the leader of the Chinese community in Dutch Batavia (on Java) and during this period the Chinese economy on Taiwan bore a marked resemblance to the Batavian economy.
Taiwan's exports changed little, but the Tainan harbor lost importance as a center of international trade, as much of this trade now passed through Xiamen (Amoy), a port across the strait in Fujian that was also under the control of Koxinga and his heirs.
Taiwan's postwar industrialization is usually attributed to (1) the decline in land per capita, (2) the change in export markets and (3) government policy.
eh.net /encyclopedia/article/olds.taiwan.economic.history   (2523 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Economy of Taiwan
Second, Taiwan, and for that matter all four of the Tigers befitted economically from previous foreign rule or influence, whether it was British commerce in Hong Kong and Singapore, or Japanese industrialization and American land reform in Taiwan.
Taiwan's l999 trade surplus with the United States was $16.1 billion, a significant amount, but a decline from a high of $17 billion in 1987.
Taiwan has exported large amounts of frozen pork, although this was affected by an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease in 1997.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ec/Economy_of_Taiwan   (1700 words)

  
 The Story of Taiwan - Economy
When the ROC government recovered Taiwan from the Japanese in 1945, the island was in a state of devastation, as destruction from the war could be seen everywhere.
During the period between Taiwan's retrocession and the central government's relocation to Taiwan in 1949, the population of the island increased greatly.
Taiwan's ability to maintain an almost continuous trade surplus in recent years is a result of the government's policy of encouraging exports and limiting imports.
www.taiwan.com.au /Polieco/History/ROC/report04.html   (10019 words)

  
 US-TAIWAN Business Council
The administration of Taiwan during this period was repressive and corrupt, which angered both natives and new arrivals from the mainland.
Taiwan's culture is a blend of old and new, and a mix of traditional Chinese culture as well as Western and Japanese influences.
Taiwan's dynamic economy has benefited from gradually decreasing investment and foreign trade controls, and has moved from an economy with an agricultural base to one based on production of high-technology goods.
www.us-taiwan.org /taiwan2.html   (1279 words)

  
 Taiwan's Economy
Taiwan is the 17th largest economy in the world, 14th largest exporter and 16th largest importer, and the third largest holder of foreign exchange reserves, with over US $180 billion.
Taiwan has had one of the fastest growing economies for the past five decades, and its development has been praised as an "economic miracle." Taiwan has gradually high-teched its industries over the past two decades and currently has the fourth largest information hardware and semiconductor industries in the world.
Taiwan's second largest supplier is the United States, which accounted for 16.1 percent, or US $18.1 billion, of total imports in 2002.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/taiwan/pro-economy.htm   (1353 words)

  
 The Economic History and Economy of Taiwan
Taiwan is an elliptical island roughly 250 miles from north to south and 90 miles from east to west.
Taiwan's economy at that time was largely agriculturally oriented so some of the first economic developments were related to Taiwan's agriculture.
Taiwan grew sugar cane but the harvested cane was being exported for processing into sugar elsewhere, such as in Japan.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/taiwan.htm   (1511 words)

  
 Taiwan History
When he tried to seize her tray and money, she pulled away, and he struck her a crashing blow on the head with his revolver butt.
Though efforts of the committee Taipei and the near by port of Keelung became quiet.
Meanwhile the spark ignited in Taipei had spread down the whole length of Taiwan.
www.taiwandc.org /hst-1947.htm   (1485 words)

  
 Taiwan-Hotel-Reservations.com - Taiwan Travel & Hotels - Taipei Accommodation & Hotels Taipei
There are coconut palms towering into the sky and the flamboyant trees with red blossom and evergreen graceful foliage, all of which present a wonderful picture of radiant and enchanting scene and agreeable.
Situated at the center of the Taichung Basin, west part of the Taiwan Island, Taichung City was established in Qing Dynesty, 1886 (the 12th year of Emperor Guangxu's reign), which was once the provincial capital of Taiwan.
Apart from the Yang Ming Mountain and Peitou Picturesque Scenic Spot, the Taipei Park is the biggest and the earliest ever built with a Total area of 89 thousand square meters and the biggest wood-fenced zoo in scale in the province.
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 Taiwan - Asia Monitor
Economy We are forecasting an acceleration of Taiwan's GDP growth to 5.0% in 2006, following 4.1% expansion in 2005, on the back of a more optimistic outlook for Taiwan's exports.
Economy BMI is forecasting growth for Taiwan this year at 3.6%, despite the disappointing 2.5% y-o-y growth in the first quarter.
Economy BMI is currently forecasting growth for Taiwan this year at 4.0%, despite the disappointing growth in the first quarter of 2.5% y-o-y.
www.asia-monitor.com /file/44605/taiwan.html   (369 words)

  
 Economy of Taiwan
Second, Taiwan, and for that matter all four of the Tigers befitted economically from previous foreign rule or influence, whether it was British commerce in Hong Kong and Singapore, or Japanese industrialization and American land reform in Taiwan.
Taiwan's l999 trade surplus with the United States was $16.1 billion, a significant amount, but a decline from a high of $17 billion in 1987.
Taiwan's bid to join the WTO and its desire to become an Asia-Pacific "regional operations center" are spurring further economic liberalization.
www.fastload.org /ec/Economy_of_Taiwan.html   (1713 words)

  
 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Economy of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding the world's third largest stock of foreign exchange reserves ($253 billion as of December 2005).
Although Taiwan enjoyed sustained economic growth, full employment, and low inflation for many years, in 2001, the combination of the slowing global economy, weaknesses in parts of the financial sector, and sagging consumer and business confidence in the government's economic policymaking resulted in the first recession since 1952.
While Taiwan briefly reopened its market in April 2005 to American beef from cattle under 30 months old, imports were suspended in June 2005 due to a second BSE detection in the United States.
globaledge.msu.edu /IBRD/CountryEconomy.asp?CountryID=174&RegionID=3   (1109 words)

  
 Taiwan's economy remains in downturn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan's export orders in January rose 15.89 percent year-on-year to 9.81 billion US dollars due to a lower comparison base as the Chinese New Year holidays fell in January last year, the economic ministry said.
Taiwan has escaped the worst of the Asian financial crisis which erupted in mid-1997 and pushed several regional economies into recession.
In the latest stimulus measure, Taiwan's parliament is expected to pass an amendament which would give the cabinet the power to raise or cut a stock transaction tax according to market conditions.
scv.bu.edu /GC/lsigal/Paper/clari.biz.economy.world.CNML/Qtaiwan-economyURugo_9FQ.cnml.html   (570 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Taiwan's economy is 71.1 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 26th freest economy.
Taiwan is ranked 6th out of 30 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is much higher than the regional average.
Taiwan seeks to participate in the World Health Organization and to maintain a presence in international trade and financial organizations with the help of such democratic partners as the United States and Japan.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Taiwan   (908 words)

  
 F period Economy
Taiwan is not what it used to be anymore, and people do different things to make a living.
Taiwan's GDP Per Capita, means that if the GDP where broken down, which is the 288 billion, the amount made per person would be an average of $ 12,441.
Taiwan has one of the largest foreign exchanges in the world (and the third largest foreign reserves) and has trade offices in 60 countries.
www.ri.net /schools/East_Greenwich/Cole/taiwaneconomy.html   (587 words)

  
 Economy - Taiwan - Asia
Taiwan’s membership in the WTO was approved in late 2001.
Because its economy has achieved such rapid growth and it boasts one of the world’s highest standards of living, Taiwan is one of Asia’s “Four Tigers,” along with Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea.
Taiwan had about 9 million people in the workforce in the early 1990s.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/taiwan/economy.htm   (289 words)

  
 Building a Stronger Economy for Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan's peak economic growth of 12.7 percent was reached in 1987, and the growth rate has subsequently been declining (7.6 percent in 1991, 6.1 percent in 1996, and 5.9 percent in 2000).
As can be imagined, if Taiwan competes with the Chinese mainland, wages and living standards in Taiwan will decline, leaving the past few decades of economic achievement a fleeting memory.
Taiwan will enhance its environment for industrial development by cultivating its technological capability, research and development, design, and combined manufacturing and marketing to upgrade its industry and shed the past model of OEM production.
www.roc-taiwan.org.za /taiwan/5-gp/economy/bse_3.htm   (742 words)

  
 The Economic History and Economy of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan is an elliptical island roughly 250 miles from north to south and 90 miles from east to west.
Taiwan's economy at that time was largely agriculturally oriented so some the first economic developments were related to Taiwan's agriculture.
Taiwan grew sugar cane but the harvested cane was exported for processing into sugar elsewhere, such as in Japan.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/taiwan.htm   (1404 words)

  
 Taiwan (10/06)
In 2002, Taiwan authorities announced adoption of the pinyin system also used on the Mainland to replace the Wade-Giles system, but its use is not consistent throughout society, often resulting in two or more romanizations for the same place or person.
Taiwan's culture is a blend of its distinctive Chinese heritage and Western influences.
Taiwan's economy remains export-oriented, so it depends on an open world trade regime and remains vulnerable to fluctuations in the world economy.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35855.htm   (6737 words)

  
 Economy of Taiwan information - Search.com
Taiwan's economy remains export-oriented, so it depends on an open world trade regime and remains vulnerable to downturns in the world economy.
Taiwan has exported large amounts of frozen pork, although this was affected by an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease in 1997.
Taiwan's accession to the WTO and its desire to become an Asia-Pacific "regional operations center" are spurring further economic liberalization.
www.search.com /reference/Economy_of_Taiwan   (1516 words)

  
 TiT special:CETRA's Role in Developing Taiwan's Economy
When the trade shows began in 1973, just after CETRA was founded, they were assigned to support Taiwan's export boom and mainly featured the labor-intensive, low-value products for which the island was known at that time.
Then, when Taiwan's trade surplus started to become an embarrassment in the mid-1980s, policy was switched to stress two-way exchanges, and the shows became more internationalized with the participation of foreign firms promoting their wares in the local market.
Only in September, CETRA was entrusted with a "supplementary program" to promote Taiwan's exports, as these have fallen to a growth rate of only 4% a year, compared to almost 20% in recent years.
www.sinica.edu.tw /tit/special/1296_CETRA.html   (812 words)

  
 Taiwan Today: Taiwan's growing economy
Taiwan's economy grew 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter, accelerating from the previous three months.
Taiwan is piggybacking on growing consumer appetite in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan for the electronics it produces.
Taiwan's export orders, indicative of actual shipments in one to three months, rose at the fastest pace in more than a year in February, surging 25 percent from a year earlier.
taiwan-today.blogspot.com /2006/04/taiwans-growing-economy.html   (589 words)

  
 Building a Stronger Economy for Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan's land prices are much higher than those of many other countries, which is one reason why businesses move to the Chinese mainland.
In order to improve the economy in the farming villages and increase farmers' incomes, the industry panel also proposed amending regulations on farmland utilization to facilitate development of recreational farming and fishery businesses.
Since Taiwan's WTO entry will reshape the agriculture sector, the industry panel suggested creating an agricultural strategic alliance, integrating small farms into larger holdings to increase the economies of scale and thus improve the competitiveness of the agricultural sector.
www.gio.gov.tw /taiwan-website/5-gp/economy/bse_4.htm   (2016 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Taiwan - Economy
Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding one of the world's largest foreign exchange reserves of $239 billion as of November 2004.
Taiwan is the United States' eighth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted to $49 billion in 2003 ($51 billion in January-November 2004).
In recent years, Taiwan has successfully diversified its trade markets, cutting its share of exports to the United States from 49% in 1984 to 16% by the end of 2004.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/tw/Taiwan_economy_summary.htm   (932 words)

  
 Economy of Taiwan Summary
Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding one of the world's largest foreign exchange reserves of more than $500 billion (100 G$) in 1999.
Taiwan is the United States' eighth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted to about $45 billion in 2002.
Taiwan's accession to the WTO and its desire to become an Asia-Pacific "regional operations center" are spurring further economic liberalization.
www.bookrags.com /Economy_of_Taiwan   (1920 words)

  
 Economy Of Taiwan
While Taiwan is a major investor throughout Southeast Asia, China has become the largest destination for investment and has overtaken the US to become Taiwan's largest export market.
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/taiwan_country_economy.shtml   (547 words)

  
 Economy of Taiwan
Taiwan has a dynamic capitalist economy with gradually decreasing guidance of investment and foreign trade by government authorities.
Taiwan is a major investor throughout Southeast Asia.
Because of its conservative financial approach and its entrepreneurial strengths, Taiwan suffered little compared with many of its neighbors from the Asian financial crisis in 1998.
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