Taiwan

What is Taiwan known for?


amp biography

; Tsai held professorial positions at several universities (university) upon returning from her study abroad

?id 20101021000102&cid 20 title Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)|Who's Who|WantChinaTimes.com publisher Wantchinatimes.com date 1956-08-31 accessdate 2012-02-13


covers treatment

of the very convenient and efficient national health service, which covers treatment and medication using both Western and traditional Chinese medicine. However, this service is not available to short term visitors on tourist visas; nor does it cover major hospitalization expenses. Still, hospital visits and medicine in Taiwan tends to be far less expensive than in the west. For minor ailments and problems (flu, broken bones, stitches, etc.). Most Taiwanese doctors are able to communicate


work rock

. The pair had attained notable success in Taiwan, but in a mutual agreement the two split in 2000. Wong has released five solo albums, the third being his breakthrough album ''Fairy Tale (Fairy Tale (Michael Wong album))''. He also


news film

Awards for Best Supporting Actress: PTU (PTU (film)) (2004), Breaking News (Breaking News (film)) (2005), Election (Election (2005 film)) (2006), and Eye in the Sky (Eye in the Sky (film)) (2007). In 2007, she was nominated for best supporting actress category in Taiwan's Golden Horse Award (Golden Horse Awards) for her role as Madam in "Eye in the Sky". * The Taiwanese limited edition comes with a bonus DVD containing the video for "All About Us"


collection album

of cassettes (compact cassette), mostly consisting of songs by her personal idol, Taiwan's Teresa Teng. For the last of these early recordings, the producer Wei Yuanqiang chose the title ''Wong Fei Collection'', intending to show that he recognized a distinctive talent in the teenager.


international+promotion

;a lap within one minute" special challenge for the Basketball Team of Taipei Municipal Songshan (w:Songshan) Senior High School. With their excellent performance, the team succeeded in meeting this challenge. thumb left 240px Launch of the Taiwan Excellent Brand Association. (Image:2007TaiwanBrandsTrendForum TEBA Launch.jpg) As "Brand International Promotion Association" and "Taiwan Excellent Manufacturer (w:Manufacturer)s


time+involvement

in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. He was also a proponent of women's right to divorce and remarry, he strongly opposed foot binding and concubinage that were widely practiced in China at the time. Involvement in Taiwan The riots following the 228 Incident of 28 February 1947 that broke out in Taiwan due to poor governance by the central government appointed officials and the garrison forces caused many casualties of both native Taiwanese and mainland residents


traditional characters

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to the Japanese Bunraku, occur with puppeteers working in the background or underground. Some very experienced puppeteers can manipulate their puppets to perform various stunts, for example, somersaults in the air. * '''Catalan''': the spelling of the Catalan language was standardized, mostly by Pompeu Fabra in the early 20th century. * '''Chinese''': Simplified Chinese characters replaced traditional characters (Traditional Chinese character) in Mainland China, although

traditional characters are still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong. * '''Czech''': The spelling of the Czech language was reformed and regularised as early as the 15th century through the publication of the manuscript ''Orthographia bohemica''. Taiwan In Taiwan tipping is rare except when a customer uses a porter at an airport, which is usually 50 New Taiwan dollars per item of luggage, or wants to show appreciation for exceptional service. Some restaurants and hotels add


solo classical

piano composition is, of course, frequently performed and recorded. A version for chamber orchestra exists, made by Taiwanese composer Chao Ching-Wen. Elgar Howarth arranged it for the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble in the 1970s. Kazuhito Yamashita wrote an adaptation for solo classical guitar. Excerpts have also been recorded, including a 78 rpm disc of ''The Old Castle'' and ''Catacombs'' orchestrated by Sir Granville Bantock, and a spectacular version of ''The Great Gate


defense title

Crisis dispatched the 7th Fleet into the Taiwan Straits to prevent hostilities between Taiwan and mainland China.

Taiwan

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'''Taiwan''' ( as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu (Matsu Islands), and other minor islands (List of islands of the Republic of China). Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China (China) to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei is the seat of the central government. New Taipei (New Taipei City), encompassing the metropolitan area surrounding Taipei proper, is the most populous city (List of cities in Taiwan).

The island of Taiwan (formerly known as "''Formosa''") was mainly inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines until the Dutch (Dutch Formosa) and Spanish settlement (Spanish Formosa) during the Age of Discovery in the 17th century, when Han Chinese began immigrating to the island. In 1662, the pro-Ming (Southern Ming Dynasty) loyalist Koxinga expelled the Dutch and established the first Han Chinese polity on the island, the Kingdom of Tungning. The Qing Dynasty of China later defeated the kingdom and annexed Taiwan. By the time Taiwan was ceded to Japan (Empire of Japan) in 1895, the majority of Taiwan's inhabitants were Han Chinese either by ancestry or by assimilation (Cultural assimilation). The Republic of China (Republic of China (1912–49)) (ROC) was established in China in 1912. After Japan's surrender in 1945, the ROC assumed its control of Taiwan. Following the Chinese civil war, the Communist Party of China took full control of mainland China and founded the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949. The ROC relocated its government to Taiwan, and its jurisdiction became limited to Taiwan and its surrounding islands (Free area of the Republic of China). In 1971, the PRC assumed China's seat at the United Nations (China and the United Nations), which the ROC originally occupied. International recognition (Diplomatic recognition) of the ROC has gradually eroded as most countries switched recognition to the PRC. and the Holy See currently maintain official diplomatic relations with the ROC. It has unofficial ties with most other states via its representative offices (Taipei Representative Office).

Constitutionally, there is dispute over whether the government claims sovereignty over all of "China," in a definition that includes mainland China and Outer Mongolia, http: www.judicial.gov.tw constitutionalcourt p03_01_printpage.asp?expno 328 but the ROC has not made retaking mainland China a political goal since 1992. Cross-Strait relations as well as issues of national identity (Taiwanese identity#Relationship between Taiwanese Identity and Chinese Identity) within the country are important factors in Taiwanese politics and a cause of social and political division among political parties and their respective supporters.

During the latter half of the 20th century, Taiwan experienced rapid economic growth (Taiwan Miracle) and industrialization and is now an advanced industrial economy (Developed country). In the 1980s and early 1990s, Taiwan evolved into a multi-party democracy (List of political parties in the Republic of China) with universal suffrage. Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of the WTO (World Trade Organization) and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). The 19th-largest economy (List of countries by GDP (PPP)) in the world, CIA World Factbook- GDP (PPP)

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