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Taiwan

Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈwɑːn/
An island country off the SE coast of China; population 22,974,300 (est. 2009); official language, Mandarin Chinese; capital, Taipei. Official name China, Republic of. Former name Formosa.

In 1949, towards the end of the war with the Communist regime of mainland China, Chiang Kai-shek withdrew to the island with 500,000 nationalist Kuomintang troops. Taiwan became the headquarters of the Kuomintang, which held power continuously until defeated in presidential elections in 2000. Since the 1950s Taiwan has undergone steady economic growth, especially in its export industries

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