Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets. 

Capital: Taipei

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top.

Currency: New Taiwan dollars (TWD)

Languages: Mandarin Chinese 

Indian companies

Tata Consultancy Services • Wipro • Tech Mahindra

Major Exports to Taiwan

Mineral fuels, mineral oils organic chemicals • Iron and steel • Cotton • Zinc and articles thereof. • Cereals • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs • Salt; sulphur; earths and stone.

Major imports from Taiwan

Electrical machinery and equipment; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semiprecious stones • Plastic • Organic chemicals • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products

Sectors 

Food processing and Agro products, Green Energy, Auto and Auto parts, Pharmaceutical