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Copyright ©2007 Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan).
2 Tianjin St. Taipei, 100, Taiwan, R.O.C. Telephone Number
www.gio.gov.tw   (107 words)

  Taiwan (04/07)
Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding the world's third largest stock of foreign exchange reserves ($267 billion as of March 2007).
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 are equipped with weapons obtained primarily from the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35855.htm   (6882 words)

  Taiwan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
They in turn were forced to abandon Taiwan in 1662, when Koxinga, a general of the Ming dynasty of China who had to flee from the Manchus, seized the island and established an independent kingdom.
Taiwan’s international position continued to weaken in the early 1970s as the United States sought to improve relations with the People’s Republic of China and as more large countries, such as Canada and Japan, moved to recognize the mainland government.
In late 2003 Taiwan passed a law permitting the holding of referendums; the move was stridently criticized by China, which believed the law would be used to obtain a vote for independence, and also criticized by the United States, which regarded such a vote as unnecessarily provocative.
www.bartleby.com /65/ta/Taiwan.html   (2045 words)

  Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea and the Luzon Strait, to the west by the Taiwan Strait and to the north by the East China Sea.
The romanization of Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan is inconsistent.
Taiwan's mainstream culture is primarily derived from traditional Chinese culture, with significant influences also from Japanese and American cultures, especially in the areas of politics and architecture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan   (4427 words)

 Republic of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taiwan remained under martial law from 1948 until 1987 and much of the constitution was not in effect.
Because of its rise with that of Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong, The ROC is known as one of the East Asian Tigers.
The Jewish population in Taiwan is 75 [4].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_China   (9162 words)

 Politics of Taiwan Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rest of Taiwan and the Penghu Islands are administered together as the Province of Taiwan.
While the Pan-Green camp favors Taiwan having an identity separate from that of China, some Pan-Blue members, especially former leaders from the older generation, seem to be strongly supportive of the concept of the Republic of China, which remains an important symbol of their links with China.
The recent downplaying of Taiwan independence by the DPP as a party, however, led to the formation by hard-line advocates of a new political party called the Taiwan Independence Party in December 1996.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/Politics_of_Taiwan   (5936 words)

 Online NewsHour: China-Taiwan History
Taiwan dropped its martial law in 1987, only a year before the death of Chiang Ching-kuo.
Many in Taiwan said the mainland was trying to influence voting in the election by the show of force.
A profile of Mayor Chen Shui-bian during the tensions in the Taiwan Straits.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/china/china-taiwan.html   (961 words)

 Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taiwan's total commitment to economic growth over the last half century has produced one of Asia's richest economies, but this achievement has come at the price of significant environmental degradation in the country once known as "Ilha Formosa" (Beautiful Island).
Taiwan's per capita carbon emissions have almost tripled since 1980 and are relatively high compared to the rest of East Asia.
Taiwan is trying to use more renewable energy sources for several reasons, which include: curbing pollution; reducing dependency on imported fuel; and accommodating the Kyoto Protocol (although it is not a signatory).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/taiwanenv.html   (1544 words)

 Political Status of Taiwan Encyclopedia Article @ aplaceinthesun.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The position of supporters of Chinese reunification in Taiwan is that Taiwan is part of China but the PRC is not the sole legitimate government of China, and that reunification does not necessarily have to occur under the communist regime.
In 1979, the United States Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act, a law generally interpreted as mandating U.S. defense of Taiwan in the event of an attack from the Chinese Mainland (the Act is applied to Taiwan and the Pescadores, but not to Quemoy and Matsu).
Public opinion in Taiwan regarding relations with the PRC is notoriously difficult to gauge, as poll results tend to be extremely sensitive to how the questions are phrased and what options are given, and there is a tendency by all political parties to spin the results to support their point of view.
www.aplaceinthesun.com /encyclopedia/Political_status_of_Taiwan   (6483 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
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's investment climate is healthy, and 100 percent foreign ownership is permitted in most sectors.
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)

 Defense Budget - Taiwan
The core policy of Taiwan's National Military Strategy is to avoid war, and to assure the security and stability of the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan must maintain an appropriate defense capability to guarantee the survival of the island as well as the security and prosperity of the people.
Taiwan is expected to build its national defense capability to emphasize quality and power over quantity by fielding a C4ISR system and by acquiring defensive weapons.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/taiwan/budget.htm   (950 words)

 Taiwan travel guide - Wikitravel
Taiwan's second largest city, Kaohsiung, and oldest city, Tainan, are located in the south of the island.
Taiwan's banking system is light-years ahead of most other countries, with the ability to use any of the abundant 24-hour ATM Machines to withdraw cash from anywhere in the world using the Plus or Cirrus sytems.
Taiwan has both GSM 900/1800 and 3G networks and roaming might be possible for users of such mobile phones, subject to agreements between operators.
wikitravel.org /en/Taiwan   (10476 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Taiwan: Profile
Taiwan is currently developing the Tien Chi, a short-range ballistic missile system that can reach the coast of China.
Taiwan probably possesses the technological expertise necessary to develop nuclear weapons, but U.S. pressure and the possibility of a pre-emptive strike by China have prevented a resumption of the nuclear weapons program.
Taiwan's short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) program is based at the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, which has developed a range of missiles including the Hsiung Feng series of anti-ship missiles, the Tien Chien series of air-to-air missiles, and the Tien Kung series of surface-to-air missiles.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Taiwan/index.html   (745 words)

 Milestones in Taiwan's history
In the subsequent years, immigration to the island from the coastal provinces of China increased, but the people came to flee the wars and famines on the mainland, and did not come on behalf of the rulers in Peking.
It wasn't until 1887, that the Manchu Imperial authorities decided to declare Taiwan to be a "province" of their Empire: they wanted to outmaneuver the Japanese, who were expanding their influence to the South.
For the next four decades, the people of Taiwan lived under Martial Law, while the KMT attempted to maintain the fantasy that they ruled all of China, and would some day "recover" the mainland.
www.taiwandc.org /hst-1624.htm   (1932 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 president Chen Shui-bian called the bill a “law of aggression.” Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets to protest the bill.
Taiwan in Japan's Relations with China and the United States after the Cold War.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108020.html   (1165 words)

 taiwan map and map of taiwan information page
Taiwan's modern history began in the late 16th century when the first European explorers entered the area.
Today, Taiwan is the 17th largest economy in the world, and its immediate and long term futures are certainly bright.
Taiwan is a geologically active island; earthquakes are frequent and the island is punctuated by numerous steam vents and hot sulfur springs.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/tw.htm   (900 words)

 TIMEasia Magazine: What Taiwan Wants
Taiwan's presidential election might prove to be a perilous watershed in its relationship with China.
By blocking Taiwan's entry into almost every international organization and isolating the island diplomatically, all the while threatening it with military action if it goes its own way, China allows itself to be painted as a neighborhood bully by Taiwan politicians looking to garner support from disaffected voters.
Never before has Taiwan's status—sovereign state, or exiled government waiting to return to China, or renegade province bracing to be reabsorbed by the mainland—been as hotly debated on the island.
www.time.com /time/asia/covers/501040315/story.html   (867 words)

 Untitled Document
Taiwan recently has lifted some restrictions on direct trade with and investment in mainland China, which is expected to increase cross-strait commercial ties.
Taiwan is grappling with the environmental ramifications of building one of Asia's richest economies through a decades-long commitment to economic growth.
Taiwan's per capita carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing, and in 2003 represented more than four and a half times the amount of per capita carbon dioxide emissions in China (12.4 compared to 2.7 metric tons).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/taiwan.html   (3026 words)

Travelers arriving in Taiwan with a valid passport and valid Taiwan visas may be admitted for up to 90 days even if their passports are valid for less than 6 months.
Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), 22 U.S.C. 3309(a), the Taiwan Economic Cultural Representative's Office ("TECRO") is the instrumentality established by the people of Taiwan having the necessary authority under the laws of Taiwan to take actions on behalf of Taiwan in accordance with the Act.
Americans living or traveling in Taiwan are encouraged to register with AIT through the State Department’s travel registration website, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Taiwan.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1036.html   (2522 words)

 Taiwan - Republic of China - ROC - Country Profile - T'ai-wan - Asia
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   (816 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Taiwan
The Manchus made Taiwan a county of Fujian province and Chinese immigrants flooded the island.
Beijing considers Taiwan a part of its territory waiting to be reunified, by force if necessary.
Taiwan's tense relationship with mainland China worsened when Lee visited the United States in 1995.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/taiwan   (596 words)

Taiwan's Democratic Achievements Win Accolades from the Freedom House's 2007 Report (e-Gov Taiwan, Jan. 18, 2007) Freedom House released its Freedom in the World 2007, a survey of worldwide political rights and civil liberties.
Officials Say Chen Fully Trusts Taiwan Diplomats in U.S. (TN, Oct. 14, 2006) Both the Presidential Office and the MOFA have refuted a report saying President Chen was suspicious about the loyalty of Taiwan representatives that he had to count on his own contacts in handling Taipei's relations with Washington.
Taiwan, not China, should be the strategic focus of the nation's sustainable development.
www.taiwansecurity.org /TSR-Taiwan.htm   (1902 words)

 ICL - Taiwan Index
The Constitution of Taiwan was amended in July 1997.
The US supported Taiwan against China after 1949, but in 1971 accepted replacement of Taiwan by China in the UN and switched their formal recognition from Taiwan to China in 1978.
In 1995, Taiwan had diplomatic contact with 30 states and close relations with 140 countries; it also pursued a simple status request in the UN which China cannot veto in the security council.
expired.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/tw__indx.html   (392 words)

 Taiwan Dollar and Taiwan currency information including currency exchange rates
The New Taiwan Dollar, often denoted by TWD, is the official currency of the Republic of China (ROC), commonly referred to as Taiwan.
In 2000, the New Taiwan Dollar became the official currency of the Republic of China and is no longer secondary to the older Taiwan Dollar.
When analyzing Taiwan's GDP, focus should be drawn to total real GDP growth, change in household consumption, change in government expenditure, and change in the nation's export levels.
www.gocurrency.com /countries/taiwan.htm   (757 words)

 Taiwan stung by millions of missing bees | Science | Reuters
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's bee farmers are feeling the sting of lost business and possible crop danger after millions of the honey-making, plant-pollinating insects vanished during volatile weather, media and experts said on Thursday.
Taiwan's TVBS television station said about 10 million bees had vanished in Taiwan.
A beekeeper on Taiwan's northeastern coast reported 6 million insects missing "for no reason", and one in the south said 80 of his 200 bee boxes had been emptied, the paper said.
www.reuters.com /article/scienceNews/idUSTP16248120070426   (527 words)

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