Taiwan

Taiwan is an island state located off the coast of mainland China that is governed by the Republic of China (not to be confused with the People's Republic of China). Taiwan is also one of the "Four Asian Tigers," the others being Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea. The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei.

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What are the famous buildings in Taiwan?

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Taipei 101 , Tuntex Sky Tower and the Presidential Office Building are famous buildings in the Republic of China.
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Why should you not go to Taiwan?

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I personally love Taiwan so I don't know why anyone would not want to go to Taiwan. But if you want reasons the climate of Taiwan would be hard to get used to if you aren't used to very hot and very humid climates. Also, if you don't like Taiwanese food that could be a problem also. If you are perturbed by uncleanliness (the streets in Taiwan can become very filthy) or traffic violations you might not want to go to Taiwan. Finally, if you are lazy and hate walking than Taiwan will not be a place for you.
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How do avalanches affect the environment and people?

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Effects of Avalanches Avalanches affect people and the environment by crushing villages and causing power and water supplies to get cut off. They also destroy forested areas so that animals no longer have their homes. If people or animals are in the path of the avanlance, they bury them alive and can crush them.
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What does R O C stand for in Taiwan?

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Republic of China
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Where is telephone country code 886?

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Country code +886 (dialed as 00 886 from many places) is Taiwan (Republic of China) Taipei is area code +886 2. Mobile numbers begin with +886 9. (The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)
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Euthanasia should be legalized in Taiwan?

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Active euthanasia should not be legalized anywhere, however physician assisted suicide should be
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What currency does Taiwan use?

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The New Taiwan Dollar
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What famous products are made in Taiwan?

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The famous cellphone brand hTC, the semiconductor company tsmc and the world-classed computer company Acer are all famous products DESIGNED and made in Taiwan.
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What is the capital of Taiwan?

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The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. Taipei is located on the Tamsui River, at the northern tip of Taiwan. Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung together form the Taipei-Keelung metropolitan area with a population of 6,900,273.
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Where is Taiwan?

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Taiwan is off the east coast of Asia, east of mainland China. Taiwan (also "Formosa" or "The Republic of China") consists of the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and some minor islands in the seas east of mainland China (in the Philippine Sea and the Taiwan Strait, extensions of the western North Pacific Ocean). Because of the split between the Nationalists and Communists following the 1949 war, China still claims jurisdiction over Taiwan and vice versa. However, there is major conflict between the two places, on whether to call it a province, the legitimate China or an entirely independent country altogether.
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Which city in Taiwan is larger kaohsiung or taichung?

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Kaohsiung City, Taitung County and Hualien County.
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What is Taiwan's neighbors?

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Taiwan is an island, so it doesn't have land directly bordering it. However, to the north, there is Japan, North Korea and South Korea. To the West, there is the People's Republic of China. To the South, you find the islands of the Philippines.
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What states still live under sovereign immunity?

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All states, and the federal government, still have the concept of sovereign immunity. There are exceptions to when it can be applied, but in general you can't sue the government.
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What is Taiwan's form of government?

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Taiwan officially operates under a presidential parliamentary system, a form of government in which a president and a prime minister are both active in political administrations.
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What environmental issues does Taiwan have?

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The few that I know are lack of resources and eroding coasts.
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Should Taiwan belong to China?

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From China's perspective, there is only one China in the world. Taiwan has been a part of China for hundreds of years. They speak the same language, celebrate the same festivals, and have almost the same culture. The present situation of separation between Taiwan and China mainland is the result of Civil War of China(or Liberation War of China 1946-1950). The former government of China, the KMT party government, fled to Taiwan island because of the total defeat in the mainland. Meanwhile, Communist China had no ability to cross the strait to reunite Taiwan island at that time. In China's view, the problem of Taiwan and China not already being reunited is due to interference from the U.S. government. In 1949, the Chinese government announced that Taiwan is a province of China. Since then, all the countries which want to establish a foreign relationship with PRC must recognize that Taiwan's belonging to China. The UN also recognizes that Taiwan belongs to China. In Taiwan's society today, DPP politicians who are absolute supporters of Taiwan's independence are in control, but a number of Taiwanses people believe there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of it. For economic reasons, as well as avoiding war, Taiwan should not be independent. Only the reunification of Taiwan with China will give Taiwan a more broader future. It is advantagous to mainland China that reunification with Taiwan take place because the Taiwanese people speak standard Chinese and know deeply about China. Mastering Chinese will be rather important in the future. So Taiwan maintaining a close relationship with mainland China will be the best what it can be. It isn't that the people or government of Taiwan see no cultural connection between the two countries; it's just that people are reluctant to give up their rights and submit to the rule of an autocratic government. Also, the threat of force has been made by China, and this certainly doesn't make the mainland seem any more appealing. (Taiwan has also put on military displays on their coast, so both countries are guilty of provoking the other.) As for the question of whether China has any right to claim Taiwan as its own, I've always thought that the claim made by China is flawed: Taiwan was a part of China in imperial times, and it was part of the Republic of China, but it was never a part of the People's Republic of China. The People's Republic was created by the people's struggle against the KMT, and that struggle never took place in Taiwan. A Communist government is, by definition, supposed to have been chosen by the people, not forced upon them by the Communist government of a neighboring region. For this reason, it seems illogical to suggest that just because it was a part of China's former incarnations, Taiwan should be considered a part of this most recent one. (The same could be said of Tibet.)
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Was Taiwan a communist nation?

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No, Taiwan (The Republic of China or ROC) is not a communist nation, it has been democratic since the 1980's when it moved away from being a single-party state. While China (The Peoples Republic of China or PRC) maintains claim of the island nation, it is recognized by 23 of the world's 203 sovereign nations as a sovereign entity.
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What does formosa mean as in Leycesteria formosa?

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There are several sites to help understand plant Latin. These references give the botanical etymology of plant names. However formosa in particular is Latin for beautiful. http://farrer.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/APOL27/sep02-4.html http://www.calflora.net/botanicalnames/index2.html http://davesgarden.com/botanary/
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Where can you find Taiwan?

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Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China
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Who is Lillian Dickson?

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Lillian Dickson was a missionary to the mountain people of Formosa (modern Taiwan )
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Where is Formosa?

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Formosa Province is in northeastern Argentina, part of the Gran Chaco Region. Its northeast end touches Asunción, Paraguay, and borders the provinces of Chaco and Salta to its south and west, respectively. The capital is Formosa. It is one of the poorest provinces in Argentina. Or it can be found as present day Taiwan.
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Who are the holy people in Taiwan?

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There are no 'holy' people in Buddhism. Many people in Taiwan practise a syncretic religion of which Buddhist practice only forms a small part. However, in recent times Tibetan Buddhism has been gaining popularity.

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