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By John F. Copper

Presents unique details on areas, occasions, and folks in Taiwan and explains the significance of every whereas touching on so much of Taiwan's identification as a state or then again its ties to China. the knowledge contained during this booklet additionally hyperlinks Taiwan's historical past, society, monetary development, and politics to its prestige and value on the planet community.Contains a complete chronology of occasions and an exhaustive bibliography.

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1948 December 29, General Chen Cheng is appointed governor of Taiwan. 1949 The government of the Republic of China flees to Taiwan after its defeat on the mainland. Taipei becomes the provisional capital of the Republic of China. In December, Wu Kuo-chen is named governor of Taiwan. 1950 Taipei breaks diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom after the latter establishes formal ties with Peking. In March, Chiang Kai-shek resumes the presidency of the Republic of China. He names General Chen Cheng president of the Executive Yuan, or premier.

1959 March 26, President Chiang Kai-shek issues a special message to the Tibetan people, supporting their aspirations in accordance with the principle of self-determination. In July, the Legislative Yuan revises the Conscription Law, stipulating 19-year-olds are to be drafted for two years in the army or three years in the navy or air force. August 7, the worst floods in more than half a century hit central and southern Taiwan. In August, Taiwan receives Nike-Hercules missiles from the United States.

December 10, Formosa magazine supporters organize a rally and parade in Kaohsiung to commemorate Human Page xxv Rights Day, but also to protest government policies which the opposition charges have caused Taiwan to become diplomatically isolated. The ''Kaohsiung Incident" follows, during which more than one hundred people are injuredmostly police. Leaders of the protest are subsequently put on trial, including a number of opposition politicians. December 17, Tsiang Yen-si replaces Chang Pao-shu as secretary-general of the Kuomintang Central Committee.

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