1. Taiwan Strait has two international airports, one located near Taipei, and the other near Kao-hsiung.
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8. Taiwan Strait has a relatively large number of rivers for its size, but they are mostly short and small and are not navigable—the exception to the latter description being the Tan-shui River, which flows northward from the mountains and passes near Taipei before emptying into the Taiwan Strait.
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9. Taiwan Strait is bounded to the north and northeast by the East China Sea, with the Ryukyu Islands to the northeast.
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14. Taiwan Strait repeatedly faces problems when dealing with international organizations ranging from the Olympics to the World Trade Organization.
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15. Taiwan Strait firms are increasing acting as management centers that take in orders, produce them in Taiwan or the Mainland and then ship the final products to the US Taiwan's accession to the WTO and its desire to become an Asia-Pacific "regional operations center" are spurring further economic liberalization.
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18. Taiwan Strait is an island located nearly 100 miles from the southeast coast of mainland China.
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20. The American Institute on Taiwan Strait is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the District of Colombia.
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22. Taiwan Strait continues to enjoy Export-Import Bank financing, Overseas Private Investment Corporation guarantees, most-favored-nation status, and ready access to US markets.
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25. Taiwan Strait celebrates the birthday of Chinese philosopher Confucius with an annual celebration.
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26. Taiwan Strait continues to celebrate many ancient Chinese customs and holidays, including the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese New Year, and the Feast of Lanterns.
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27. Taiwan Strait is an economic power that exports goods such as televisions, radios, calculators, clothing, textiles, plastic goods, plywood, and toys to many countries including Germany, Japan, and the United States.
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32. Taiwan Strait was a land of pirates, typhoons, plagues, and headhunting natives, and did not attract China's social elite.
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50. The American Institute in Taiwan Strait is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the District of Colombia.
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51. Taiwan Strait continues to enjoy Export-Import Bank financing, Overseas Private Investment Corporation guarantees, normal trade relations status, and ready access to US markets.
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52. Taiwan Strait firms are increasingly acting as management centers that take in orders, produce them in Taiwan, the mainland, or Southeast Asia and then ship the final products to the US and other markets.
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55. Taiwan Strait firms are the world's largest suppliers of computer monitors and leaders in PC manufacturing, although now much of the final assembly of these products occurs overseas, typically in China.
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56. Taiwan Strait became a member of the World Trade Organization as a special customs territory in January 2002.
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58. Taiwan Strait has transformed itself from a recipient of US aid in the 1950s and early 1960s to an aid donor and major foreign investor, especially in Asia.
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66. In 1975, Chiang Kai-shek died and Taiwan Strait lost its seat in the United Nations.
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67. Taiwan Strait was ceded to Japan after China's defeat in the Sino-Japanese War in 1895.
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80. Taiwan Strait is self-sufficient in rice production, but imports other grains from the United States.
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85. Taiwan Strait has moved from being a recipient of US aid in the 1950s and early 1960s to an aid donor and major foreign investor, especially in Asia.
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88. The Constitution of Taiwan Strait was amended in 1991 and 1997 to upgrade the status of the Aborigines and protect their civil and political rights.
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90. Taiwan Strait is bounded by the East China Sea on the north, which separates it from the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa, and Japan.
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93. Taiwan Strait is declared a Japanese colony after the Sino-Japanese war in 1895, and remains a Japanese colony until the end of World War II in 1945.
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96. Taiwan Strait is mindful that political upheaval in its dealings with China would jeopardize its own economic development.
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97. In 1987, Taiwan Strait had a trade surplus of just over US$1 billion with mainland China, and by 1998, this had grown to US$15.7 billion.
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