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Taiwan is an island nation located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. It has a population of around 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The majority of the population is descended from Han Chinese immigrants who arrived in Taiwan during the 17th century. The other main ethnic groups are Hoklo, Hakka, and indigenous peoples, who make up roughly 2% of Taiwan’s population. The official language is Mandarin Chinese, although many other languages are spoken throughout the country. Most Taiwanese adhere to Buddhism or Taoism, although there is also a significant Christian minority. The economy of Taiwan is heavily dependent on exports and foreign investment, with its main exports being electronics, machinery, and petrochemicals. It has one of the highest per capita incomes in Asia and a highly educated workforce. The Gini coefficient for Taiwan’s income distribution stands at 0.36 which places it among some of the most equal countries in terms of income distribution in Asia. In recent years, Taiwan has experienced an influx of foreign workers from Southeast Asia as well as Mainland China due to its strong economy and high quality job opportunities compared to many other countries in East Asia. This has led to increased social tensions between locals and foreigners as well as between different ethnic groups within Taiwan itself. See localtimezone for Taiwan Population and Language.

Taiwan Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Taiwan: Political System According to EQUZHOU.NET, the parliament with 225 members and the president are directly elected by the population. Parliament is responsible for legislation. The President appoints the so-called Judicial Yuan, the Supreme Court, the so-called Control Yuan, the Supreme Audit Office, and the Audit Yuan to control the state administration. In addition, the… Read More »

How to get to Taiwan (China)

Overview Taiwan is one of the least-heralded travel destinations in all of Asia, as the enchanting island’s rapid development into an economic and industrial powerhouse overshadows its incredible array of natural, historical and culinary highlights. Taiwan is a fascinating blend of technical innovation, traditional Chinese culture and indigenous traditions. It is the only place on… Read More »