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(Republic of China - Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about Taiwan from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

  • Country Profiles
  • Official Government
  • Articles and Databases
  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
  • Military and Peacekeeping
  • Search Chinook
  • Related Guides
APEC Individual Action Plan - Chinese Taipei
Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.

Australian Government - Taiwan
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - Taiwan
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Taiwan
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

IEA - Chinese Taipei
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Taiwan
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Taiwan
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

U.S. Commercial Service - Taiwan

Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Taiwan
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Taiwan
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Taiwan" or "Chinese Taipei" as the search term. CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

CRS Reports - Congressional CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Taiwan" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Taiwan.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Taiwan" as the search term.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Taiwan
News and reports related to human rights.

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Taiwan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Taiwan.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Asian Development Bank - Taipei, China
Projects, publications, and news about Taiwan and the ADB.

Delegation of the European Commission to Taiwan - European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

EU's Relations with Taiwan
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Taiwan.

ReliefWeb - China - Taiwan Province
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.
Diplomatic representation of Taiwan in the United States.

U.S. Department of State - China

U.S.-Chinese relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Taiwan
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Trade Organization - Chinese Taipei
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
NTI - Taiwan Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Taiwan.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Taiwan and econom* Taiwan and econom*
Taiwan and histor* Taiwan and histor*
Taiwan and politic* Taiwan and politic*
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.