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  EH.Net Encyclopedia: The Economic History of Taiwan
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 agricultural economy was left in shambles by the events of the 1940s.
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)

 Geography of Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taiwan is mostly mountainous in the east, but gradually transitions to gently sloping plains in the west (satellite photo by NASA).
Taiwan island is separated from the mainland China by the Taiwan Strait and borders the South China Sea and Philippine Sea to the south, the East China Sea in the north, and the Pacific Ocean in the west.
Taiwan's area is 35,980 km² of which 32,260 km² is land and 3,720 km² is territorial water claims, making it slightly smaller than the combined area of Maryland and Delaware.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Taiwan   (684 words)

 History and Geography of Taiwan
Taiwan Island, the Penghu Island group (Pescadores), and the vicinity islands, are located in the Southeast Asia of the Pacific Ocean.
Taiwan Island alone occupies 99% of the total area of 35,961 square kilometers.
Manchu Period (1683--1895): Taiwan fell to the Manchus (Ching Dynasty in China) in 1683.
www.lsu.edu /student_organizations/tsa/exploretaiwan/history.html   (601 words)

 Encyclopedia: Geography of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pescadores Islands (Chinese: 澎湖群島; Wade-Giles: Peng-hu; Pinyin: Pénghú, from Portuguese, fishermen) are an archipelago in the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan Strait Area The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait is a 180km-wide Strait between mainland China and the island of Taiwan.
The Philippine Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean bordered by the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Geography-of-Taiwan   (1704 words)

 Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is on the border of the east Pacific Ocean and in the west of the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan's land area is about 36,000 km2, as two thirds of this consists of mountains or slope land.
Subtropical fruit is grown in the midland to the south of Taiwan.
www.hridir.org /countries/taiwan   (494 words)

 Taiwan Geography
The fundamental topographic feature of Taiwan is the central range of high mountains running from the northeast corner to the southern tip of the island.
According to the December 1997 census Taiwan's population was 21.683 million.
From the perspective of an amphibious operations planner, Taiwan is not a particularly attractive objective.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/taiwan-geo.htm   (844 words)

 history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Taiwan is much cooler than its latitude would suggest, a coat is often needed in the winter in the north.
Taiwan was looted extensively by the Chinese, ostensibly to finance the war on the mainland.
Taiwan is not recognized by any of the major nations of the world (they all recognize the Communists) and is not a member of the UN and most international bodies.
users2.ev1.net /~turton/history.html   (6953 words)

 Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa (Portuguese sailors called it Ilha Formosa, which means "beautiful island"), is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea, to the west by the Taiwan Strait, and to the north by the East China Sea.
Taiwan has been settled for over 30,000 years, although the first inhabitants of Taiwan may not be genetically related to any groups currently on the island.
Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei City and Kaohsiung City, although on the island of Taiwan, are not part of the Taiwan Province, but centrally administered municipalities, with the same level as provinces.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/T/Taiwan.htm   (3078 words)

 The Murky Tale of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Chinese officials often say that Taiwan has always been part of China, but in fact for most of history nobody paid much attention to the island, which was inhabited by non-Chinese peoples who are ethnically and linguistically closer to today's Indonesians than to Chinese.
Chinese fishermen and farmers settled along Taiwan's coastal areas in the 16th and 17th centuries but it was Holland that first established an administrative structure on Taiwan, which it seized from the native people in 1624.
Taiwan uses traditional characters while the mainland uses simplified ones, and a mainlander may have difficulty reading a Taiwan newspaper.
www.marathon.uwc.edu /geography/110/Taiwan.htm   (516 words)

 Taiwan (09/05)
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' eighth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted $49 billion in 2003 and was virtually unchanged in 2004.
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.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35855.htm   (6630 words)

 Taiwan - Geography
Taiwan is composed of the main island of Taiwan and the Penghu Archipelago, which is made up of 64 islands and 21 other smaller islands.
Taiwan is amidst a chain of islands from Japan in the north to the Philippines in the southwest.
Taiwan is known for its eminent mountain features that span from the north to the south of the island.
www.marimari.com /content/taiwan/general_info/geography/geography.html   (460 words)

 AllRefer.com - Taipei (Taiwan Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
2,632,863), N Taiwan, capital of Taiwan and provisional capital of the Republic of China.
Taiwan's largest city, it is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the island.
The city is in the process of modernizing its infrastructure, which includes the construction of a subway.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/Taipei.html   (255 words)

 The Unknown Taiwan - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Taiwan is 377 kilometers (226 miles) long and 142 kilometers (85 miles) wide at its widest point.
Mountains dominate much of Taiwan with human settlements primarily along the western and southern coastal plains; only 25-30% of the land is suitable for agriculture.
Taiwan lies on a major earthquake fault, and tremors of varying magnitudes occur frequently.
www.cwcmf.org /Taiwan/html/chap1_geography.html   (452 words)

 Geography of Taiwan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Taiwan's area is 35,980 km² of which 32,260 km² is land and 3,720 km² is territorial water claims, making it slightly smaller than the combined area of (A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies) Maryland and (A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies) Delaware.
The higest elevation in Taiwan is (Click link for more info and facts about Jade Mountain) Jade Mountain (Yu Shan), at 3,997 m.
Though the regulation on sulfate aerosol emission from the petroleum prodicts is getting strigent, the (Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water) acid rain remains to be a threat to the health of the residents and the forests.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Ge/Geography_of_Taiwan.htm   (528 words)

 The Communication Geography of Taiwan
Almost a century later in 1979, the entire railroad system in western Taiwan was electrified by the ROC government.
In order to improve the quality of transportation in western Taiwan, the construction of a high-speed railway was begun in July 1999.
Taiwan's domestic air transportation started to develop after the ROC government moved to the island.
twgeog.geo.ntnu.edu.tw /english/communication/communication_geog.htm   (651 words)

 Taiwan -The Formosa
Taiwan is an island located about 100 miles off the coast of China.
Taiwan is a sub-tropical country that the warm climate is generally found most of the year.
The first group is the Chinese that migrated to Taiwan 400 years ago to avoid the chaos and war in China.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/7031/taiwan.htm   (2670 words)

 1Up Travel : Taiwan Geography and Facts
Taiwan, situated in the Pacific Ocean is about midway between Korea and Japan to the north and Hong Kong and Philippines to the south, and is a natural gateway for travelers to and within Asia.
Taiwan is a mountainous island in the South China Sea, about 140 kilometres off the Chinese coast.
The dominant political issue continues to be the relationship between Taiwan and Mainland China and the question of eventual reunification.
www.1uptravel.com /geography/taiwan.html   (447 words)

 The Cultural Geography of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Taiwan used to be part of Austronesian culture.
Taiwan entered the Paleolithic age about 50,000 years ago with the Changpin culture as its representative.
If the current hypothesis proves right, Taiwan was one of the original homes of Austronesian culture, a place from which it evolved and migrated.
www.rdn.ac.uk /record/redirect/oai:GEsource:2005118-10339   (923 words)

 Taiwan's Geography
Separated from Mainland China by the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan is bordered by the South China sea in the south, the East China Sea in the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
Approximately 4,000 mm (160 in) of precipitation is Taiwan's yearly average, with the north and south differing in their rainy seasons.
North Taiwan's northeast monsoon brings heavy rainfall during the winter from October to March, while the South's southwest monsoon brings typhoons from June to October and heavy rainfall.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/taiwan/pro-geography.htm   (398 words)

 Taiwan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is bound by the Taiwan Strait to the west, the South China Sea to the south, the East China Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
Taiwan Island has a mountain range that runs north to south and covers around 66% of the land area.
Also in 1991 Taiwan applied to rejoin the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in an attempt to improve its international isolation as a result of direct diplomatic relations being established by the international community with the PRC in the 1970's.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/taiwan.htm   (1358 words)

Taiwan was inhabited by aborigines of Malayan descent when Chinese from the areas now designated as Fukien and Kwangtung began settling it in the 7th century, becoming the majority.
Taiwan Strait - Taiwan Strait, Chinese Taiwan haixia, arm of the Pacific Ocean, between China's Fujian coast and...
Taiwan in Japan's Relations with China and the United States after the Cold War.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108020.html   (1116 words)

 China looking beyond Taiwan: Pentagon - NDTV.com - News on China looking beyond Taiwan: Pentagon
China cannot be certain that its military, while steadily strengthening, is capable of conquering Taiwan, the Pentagon said in a new report on Chinese military power and strategy.
Air and naval force improvements also appear to be geared for operations beyond the geography around Taiwan, an island less than 100 miles off the Chinese coast.
The short-term focus of China's military is to prepare fob potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait, the report said.
www.ndtv.com /morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=China+looking+beyond+Taiwan%3A+Pentagon&id=76196   (249 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Taiwan
Taiwan is the second most densely populated area in the world.
The predecessor of National Taiwan University was Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University, founded by the Japanese in 1928.
Taiwan Documents Project was established in 1999 to provide researchers and other interested persons a comprehensive source of primary material relating to the dispute over Taiwan.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/taiwan.htm   (770 words)

Taiwan is the seat of the Nationalist Chinese government and since 1949 has claimed to have jurisdiction over the People's Republic of China on the mainland.
Of course, the People's Republic claims that Taiwan should be under their rule, but both agree that Taiwan is part of China.
Almost all the people living in Taiwan are Chinese.
www.wcie.net /taiwan.htm   (235 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Taiwan's cancellation of exams on Chinese history, geography triggers indignation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The "Ministry of Examinations" of Taiwan decided on March 3 to delete all subjects concerning "national history and geography" from 12 kinds of exams including public servant enrollment and international news staff qualification.
The move, which intends to exclude knowledge of both mainland and Taiwan history, geography from the island's tests, has aroused strong indignation from relevant parsonages on the island.
Philosophy professor with Taiwan University Wang Xiaobo further pointed out that this act by Taiwan authorities couldn't be more ridiculous, since a country's history always dies before the country itself.
english1.peopledaily.com.cn /200503/08/eng20050308_176050.html   (287 words)

 Geography of Taiwan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Geography of Taiwan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Geography of Taiwan contains research on
Geography of Taiwan, Physical boundaries, Climates and terrain, Natural resources, Natural hazards and environmental issues, Physical boundaries, Climates and terrain, Natural resources and Natural hazards and environmental issues.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Geography_of_Taiwan   (729 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1946 constitution drawn up for all of China.
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 eventual unification - as well as domestic political and economic reform.
Taiwan is a major investor throughout Southeast Asia.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/tw.html   (1324 words)

 Taiwan Country Guide - General Information - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
GEOGRAPHY: Taiwan (China) is the main island of a group of 86 islands.
It is dominated by the Central Mountain Range covering 69 per cent of its land area and running its full length north to south on the eastern seaboard.
The Pescadores (Fisherman's Isles), which the Chinese call Penghu, comprise 64 islands west of Taiwan (China, PR) with a total area of 127 sq km (49 sq miles).
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/twn/twn.asp   (296 words)

 Pentagon: China Building Up Its Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The short-term focus of China's military is preparing for potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait, said the report, an annual survey mandated by Congress.
China claims Taiwan as part of its territory and has threatened to invade if the self-governing island declares formal independence or resists Beijing's insistence on negotiating a reunification.
The United States, which is Taiwan's main arms supplier, has cautioned both countries not to force a change in the status quo.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/20/national/w112833D15.DTL   (689 words)

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