Taiwan Part 2
Government and Economics
Population below poverty line: 1.5%
GDP per capita: 31,900. USD
Currency: New Taiwan Dollar
- Electronic equipment
- Machines, engines, pumps
- Medical, technical equipment
- Organic chemicals
- Iron and steel
- Iron or steel products
- Other chemical goods
- Locust Beans
- Sugar Beet
- Taiwan is a place of diverse cultures, with influences from the Chinese, the Japanese, the Hakka, Southeast Asian countries, and Taiwan's aboriginal tribes. Some Festivals in Taiwan are Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese Valentine's Day, The Moon Festival, Taiwan National Day. Taiwanese hand puppet shows are still a very popular form of traditional street entertainment. Puppet shows are often the main featured event at local festivals.
- Arts such as woodcarving, weaving ,wickerwork, and pottery, as well as ceremonial dance and song, have always played central roles in indigenous life, and have strong traditions of individuality, innovation, and creativity.
Taiwan has a very active literary scene, with a large number of writers of novels and very short stories enjoying a wide readership, many of them for many decades running. A short selection of prominent writers and poets includes:
- Wu Zhuoliu
- Bo Yang
- Huang Chunming
- Pai Hsien-yung
- Chen Ruoxi
- Wang Wenxing
- Yang Mu
- As for music Opera is popular in Taiwan. Taiwanese opera is said to have originated from Taiwan's Yilan at the beginning of the twentieth century. The art form was originally called Luodisao, and all the actors were male.
- Taiwan's dance forms are intricately linked with the country's ethnic composition and historical background, and each of the local dances draws their unique colors from the island's rich cultural heritage.
- Taiwan's National Theater and National Concert Hall are two of the first major modern performing arts facilities to be established in Asia.
- National Taiwan Museum-established in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It was founded by the colonial government during Taiwan's period of Japanese rule. The museum is located in Taipei.
- Some of the most common sports include basketball, baseball, football and softball. Martial arts such as t'ai chi ch'uan and taekwondo are also practiced by many people.
Just for Fun
Our aim shall be:
To found a free land, World peace, be our stand.
Lead on, comrades, Vanguards ye are.
Hold fast your aim, By sun and star.
Be earnest and brave, Your country to save,
One heart, one soul, One mind, one goal...
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