History & Daily life
Taiwan 1905- First population census. First Provisional Taiwan Household Registration Survey
Taiwan 1941- Taiwan Revolutionary League formed to coordinate anti-Japan resistance.
Segregation of primary schools between Japanese and Taiwanese children ends.
Taiwan 1988 - President Chiang Ching-kuo dies; Lee Teng-hui assumes the presidency.
Taiwan 1905- First population census. (First Provisional Taiwan Household Registration Survey)
1950 In late June, President Truman proclaims: "The determination of the future status of Formosa must await the restoration of security in the Pacific, a peace settlement with Japan]
1951 Treaty of San Francisco officially signed by 49 nations; Japan officially renounced claims to Taiwan, but without designating a recipient.
1952 Treaty of San Francisco comes into force. Japan renounces all right, title, and claim to Taiwan, but no "receiving country" is designated. However, Japan and the Republic of China then sign Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty
Double Tenth Day is a holiday in Taiwan
During the first half of the twentieth century, the population of Taiwan tripled. However, from its peak at about mid-century, the rate of growth has steadily declined from about four percent to less than two percent per year.
Taiwan today is one of Asia's powerhouses and a centre for high-tech exports. The economic crisis that engulfed much of Asia in the late 1990's scarcely caused a ripple in the boardrooms of Taipei. The Taiwanese people enjoy one of Asia's highest living standards. Taiwan is a net exporter of capital to the region and Taiwanese companies are themselves seen with increasing frequency on the regional and global business stage. Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves are the third highest of any country in the world.
Economic performance in the long term is the result of interaction between an economy's internal characteristics and its external environment. The internal characteristics include economic and social institutions, governmental and legal frameworks, natural and human resources, and locational factors. The external environment consists of two parts, one made up of foreign resource configurations and potential opportunities for fruitful economic relationships, and the other of power networks and “rules of the game.” These broader frameworks determine the extent to which potential economic gains can actually be realized