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Generational Country Study: Taiwan
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Online reference information
CIA Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tw.html
BBC Country Profile: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1285915.stm
Google news: http://news.google.com/news?q=Taiwan
Google books: http://books.google.com/books?q=Taiwan
Free Google books: http://books.google.com/books?as_brr=1&q=Taiwan
-- Taiwan / China relations thaw in wake of election and earthquake:
Taiwan's new President reiterated the "three noes" in his inauguration speech
-- Sichuan earthquake devastation opens a period of good will with China, in contrast to Burma:
China's sudden openness draws friendship and sympathy from Taiwan, Japan and elsewhere.
-- China and Taiwan: Understanding two different war paradigms:
None of Obama, Clinton or McCain have any idea of this.
-- Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate Ma Ying-jeou overwhelmingly wins Taiwan presidency:
In a major change of political direction,
-- China's crackdown on Tibet is swaying the Taiwan presidential election:
Ugly memories of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre are being revived.
-- China continues massive military expansion as it announces 18% military budget increases:
This comes as a new Pentagon report documents China's military buildup.
-- Japanese Prime Minister sucks up to China in a four-day trip:
However, issues of substance in the East China Sea were left unresolved.
-- Premier Wen says China is "unsteady, unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable":
In press conference, he also scolds Taiwan over Chen's "four wants."
-- China's Foreign Minister replies to "China threat" to US and Japan:
And China changes the official transcript to hide what he really said.
-- An eerie similarity: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Donald Rumsfeld:
Hu gives President Bush a copy of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" when they meet on Thursday.
-- China and Taiwan step closer to military confrontation:
Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian took the offensive on Sunday,
-- George Bush lectures China on being more like Taiwan:
It's incredible that President Bush told China to be more open and democratic,
-- Violent beating of democratic activist in China illustrates country's increasing instablity:
Government authorities are thought to be responsible for the attack on Lu Banglie,
Other online references
Canadian Country Profile:
Kidon Media Link: http://www.kidon.com/media-link/tw.php
Country Flag for Taiwan
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