Taiwan. At a solemn ceremony on January 17, the Sakizaya people were officially recognized as Taiwan’s thirteenth indigenous people. Scientists long believed that sakizaya, who lives in the eastern part of the country, died in the ethnic cleansing that took place after a battle against a Chinese army in 1878. It now seems as if the entire people “went underground” by pretending to to belong to another people group, ami. As ethnic rights began to gain more attention in Taiwan, in 2005 sakizaya launched a movement that eventually led to its recognition as a distinct Taiwanese people.
In political life, the many corruption scandals continued to hail. In February, it was Ma Ying-jeou, the leader of the large opposition party Guomindang, who was allowed to resign after being charged with embezzling large sums of state funds during his time as mayor of Taibei in 1998-2006. Previously, the scandals had mainly affected the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in particular its leader, President Chen Shuibian, whose son-in-law was jailed for insider crime and whose wife was charged with bribery.
- According to abbreviationfinder: TW is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Taiwan.
In April, Guomindang elected 68-year-old Wu Pohhsiung, a former prime minister and mayor of Taibei, as new party leader.
In May, former Prime Minister Frank Hsieh was named DPP candidate in the 2008 presidential election. He was known for a relatively conciliatory attitude to mainland China compared to his sharpest rivals. In the same month, Guomindang appointed Ma Ying-jeou as its presidential candidate. He was acquitted in August of allegations of embezzlement of state funds.
On May 14, Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang chose to resign after his failure to be nominated as DPP’s presidential candidate. President Chen replaced him with an old faithful servant, Chang Chun-hsiung, who was the first prime minister during Chen 2000-02 and who helped Chen to the presidency in the 2000 and 2004 elections. Chang’s new government was installed that month without any major changes to the set.
According to CountryAAH, Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. The corruption carousel spun further in September when it became the turn of DPP chairman Yu Shyi-kun to resign as a result of a corruption and counterfeiting lawsuit. In the same month, Vice President Annette Lu and President Secretary of State Chen Tan Sun were indicted for similar crimes. The charges were considered to be heavily burdened by the DPP ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary elections in January 2008.
Taiwan weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 22 ° C and 31 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in May in Tainan, while March is noticeably cooler in Taipei.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 20-27 ° C. This is good weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
In March it rains depending on the region of 3 (Tainan) to 13 days (Taipei), April to 4 (Tainan) to 11 days (Taipei) and in May to 7 (Tainan) to 12 days (Taipei).
In the period from March to May, the sun shines on average between 3 and 6 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in March in Tainan, but with less sun you have to get by in Taipei in March.
Taibei, capital of Taiwan; 2. 7 million residents (2015), approximately 7 million in the metropolitan area. Taibei is located on the coast of northern Taiwan with a port in Jilong, 25 km north. It is the country’s political, economic and cultural center. The city was founded in the early 18th century and grew very strongly during Taiwan’s rapid economic expansion in the 1960s and 1970s. Taibei is now one of the world’s most densely populated metropolitan cities.
The region is a global center for high-tech industry with the production of electrical and electronic products, machines and precision instruments, and also has a large textile and other consumer goods industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing and graphic industry. There are also some 20 universities and professional colleges and several research institutes. Taibei has a subway, and to the west of the city is the country’s largest airport, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Taipei 101 is one of the world’s tallest inhabited buildings, with 101 floors and a ceiling height of 509 meters.
Taibei became the seat of the newly-established provincial government in Taiwan in the late 1800s, and came to take over Tainan’s role as the island’s main city. Taibei maintained this position during the Japanese occupation of 1895-1945 and then also when Chiang Kai-shek took refuge in Taiwan in 1949 and established his government there.