Economic Development of Taiwan A railroad was constructed running the length of the island and modern roads and bridges were built. Growth with Equity: The Taiwan Case. Taiwan prospered during a sugar boom in the early eighteenth century, but afterwards its sugar industry had a difficult time keeping up with advances in foreign production.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, On the one hand, Chinese civilians made the crossing to flee the chaos that accompanied the Ming-Qing transition. On the other hand, the commercial activities continued throughout major trading ports.
Taiwan hosts the Taipei Summer Universiade. Much of this land was given to Japanese conglomerates that wanted land for sugarcane. They established a trading post in Tayoan modern-day Tainan City.
Gardella, Robert. Siew of the KMT are elected president and vice president of the ROC, garnering 58 percent of the vote and marking the second transfer of ROC government executive power in Taiwan between political parties.
During the early years of modernization, native Taiwanese sugar refiners remained important but, largely due to government policy, Japanese refiners holding regional monopsony power came to control the industry.