The Republic of China Yearbook 2016

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The 2016 edition of The Republic of China Yearbook offers a comprehensive overview of one of Asia’s most dynamic societies. The 14 chapters chronicle major social, political and economic developments during 2015 and early 2016. Rich content, photographs and sidebars, charts and tables, as well as Chinese-character translations of organizational, personal and place names help to deepen the reader’s understanding of this unique and colorful nation.


Eight appendices provide an overview of Taiwan’s international rankings, a summary of national holidays and festivals, a chronology of major events from 2015, the history of the ROC, the full text of the Constitution of the Republic of China and its Additional Articles, a comparison of systems for Romanization of Mandarin Chinese, an abbreviation index and links to important policies.


The Major Policies section explains the government’s policies on some of the most important issues in contemporary Taiwan. This year’s focus is on innovative startups, climate change, the senior workforce and “museum diplomacy.”

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