Taiwan

What is Taiwan known for?


live food

, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam *'''AXN Beyond''' - Available in Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, and soon in the rest of Asia. In April 2, 2012 this channel is now known as BeTV. The center for the Live Food Fish Trade is located in Hong Kong -- the markets consumers contribute $400 million to the estimated $1

the charge towards farmed live fish specializing in an industry that "harvested annually has probably been in the billions Metric Tons (Graham)." Farming live fish is gaining popularity as tastes for live fish are burgeoning across South Asia and countries look to become more and more self sustainable, this is appareant in nations with sizable Chinese populations (Chinese race) such as Indonesia and Malaysia. The center for the Live Food Fish Trade is located in Hong Kong


school musical

Musical: Encore Edition''. It created a sales record when 1.2 million copies were sold in its first six days, making it the fastest-selling television film of all time.

, servo (Servomechanism)s, radio systems and gyros. In the U.S. (United States), the company is known as '''Grand Wing System''' with headquarters in City of Industry, California. In Ang Lee's film ''The Wedding Banquet'' (1993), Lichtenstein played the partner of a gay Taiwanese man living in the United States who is forced to marry by his parents.


promoting arts

magazine in Hualien County - bilingual *''Xpat'' - a magazine dedicated to promoting arts and culture in Taiwan - English. *''Lifestyle'' - info on Taiwan relating to what's on and current trends - bilingual. *''Taiphoon'' - a magazine dedicated to promoting peace and environmental awareness in Taiwan - bilingual. *''Journey East'' - a travel and lifestyle magazine for northern Taiwan


culture traditional

Chinese culture, attributable to the historical and ancestry origin of the majority of its current residents, Japanese culture, traditional Confucianist beliefs, and increasingly Western values. After their move to Taiwan, the Kuomintang imposed an official interpretation of traditional Chinese culture over Taiwan. The government launched a program (History of the Kuomintang cultural policy) promoting Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting (Chinese painting), Chinese


weekly single

entertainment news p-et-tp0-20090323-474217.html title 安室奈美恵4度目追加公演は台湾、上海 publisher Nikkan Sports date 2009-03-23 accessdate 2009-09-15 language Japanese While Kazumasa Oda's 2005 album ''Sōkana'' topped the Oricon weekly album charts, his 2007 single "Kokoro" reached the weekly single charts, breaking Yujiro Ishihara's record and making him the then-oldest singer to top the single charts.


design school

(clothing design and engineering school, polymer materials and engineering school,art design school,business school,industry design and information technology school) and 2 departments(foreign language and painting). ''Wild Swans'' is banned in mainland China, though two pirated (piracy) versions are available, as are translations in Hong Kong and Taiwan. In the United Kingdom, the traditional Chinese version is available online. http


major performances

of his own '''On Danell Live Concert'''. Previously, he has also appeared in numerous multiple-artiste concerts and performances since his winning of Malaysian Idol 2 (Malaysian Idol). One of his major performances include the Summer 8 Live Concert 2006 (夏日8度演唱会 2006) at Danga Bay, Johor, and also Summer 8 Live Concert 2007 (夏日8度演唱会 2007) at Ipoh, Perak a mass concert gathering Chinese singers from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, organized by Malaysian private channel, 8TV (8TV (Malaysia)). Danell also performed at the Sungei Wang 2007 Countdown, entertaining the Malaysian public with other local and international artistes from Hong Kong and Taiwan, attended by a crowd of more than 100,000. The concert was taunted as the biggest countdown concert in Malaysia for 2007. Accompanied by his wife, who also took many of the photographs for his books, Rutter travelled around the globe, making extended stops in Borneo, Hong Kong, Taiwan (then known as Formosa), Japan, Canada and the United States among other places. At sea again on 6 October, she joined the carriers as they struck Formosa (Taiwan) and Okinawa before arriving off Leyte (Leyte (island)) two weeks later. ''Laws'' remained offshore giving close support to the 20 October invasion of Leyte. Since American occupation of the Philippines would cut squarely across enemy supply lines from the East Indies to the home islands, the Japanese could be expected to strike back at the invasion with their entire fleet. January 15, 2005 *The Straits Aviation Exchange Commission and Taipei Airlines Association announce that the first direct flights (three links) between mainland China and Taiwan since 1949 (Chinese Civil War) will be allowed to occur during the Chinese New Year holidays. (BBC) *Zhao Ziyang, former Premier of the People's Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is in a coma after multiple strokes (Cerebrovascular accident). (CNN), (BBC), (Reuters) *Procter & Gamble plan to purchase competitor Gillette (Gillette (brand)) in a deal worth $52.4 billion. Industry experts, including Gillette CEO Jim Kilts, expect further industry consolidation this year, spurred in part by a 40% rise in oil prices last year and the need to gain clout against economic giant Wal-Mart. (Bloomberg) *The first direct flights (Three Links) between mainland China and Taiwan since 1949 (Chinese Civil War) will take place in time for the Chinese New Year.(Reuters) (BBC) * A series of moderate-intensity aftershocks rattle the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Sumatra in Indonesia over a month after the region was devastated by a quake (earthquake)-generated tsunami. No casualties or damage is reported. (Times of India) '''''Online Bomberman''''' is an online game developed by Mgame, Hudson Soft


hosting+radio

. 30 October 2005 (Sunday) * 23px (Image:Flag of Singapore.svg) MediaCorp Radio DJ Billy Wang, better known as Dongfang Billy, returns to Singapore after he left for Taiwan for an operation a year ago, and he says that he hopes to continue hosting radio talk shows and share his experience on the fight with cancer. (CNA) File:2005Taipei101RunUp-ThomasHuang.jpg thumb Thomas Ta-chou Huang (2005


complex relationship

, especially with respect to journalistic criticism of the central government of the People's Republic of China and its complex relationship with Taiwan and Tibet, or other matters arising from the possession of official documents. Continuing into the 2000s: 2001–2007 On 26 February 2001, "B'z Live-Gym 2001 -Eleven-" kicked off at Ehime Kenmin Bunka Kaikan. Most of the shows of that tour were exclusive for the fan club members to get a ticket. After the Okinawa show on 27


military professional

, military, professional and high school bands and wind ensembles as well as a guest conductor clinician and teacher throughout the United States, England, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Scandinavia, Australia, China, Taiwan, Canada, South America, South Korea, Iceland and the former U.S.S.R. Recently he has appeared as a guest conductor with the New World Symphony Orchestra, US Marine Band and the Interlochen Arts Academy Band

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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