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Orchid Island (Ponso no Tao) is a 45 km² high island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan Island and separated from the Batanes of the Philippines by the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait. [1]

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Amis people

The Amis (also Ami or Pangcah) are an Austronesian ethnic group native to Taiwan.

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Amphibole is an important group of generally dark-colored, inosilicate minerals, forming prism or needlelike crystals, composed of double chain tetrahedra, linked at the vertices and generally containing ions of iron and/or magnesium in their structures.

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Andesite is an extrusive igneous, volcanic rock, of intermediate composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture.

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The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial trees, climbers, shrubs, and acaules commonly known as palm trees (owing to historical usage, the family is alternatively called Palmae).

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Bashi Channel

The Bashi Channel is a waterway between Y'Ami Island of the Philippines and Orchid Island of Taiwan.

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Batanes (Ivatan: Probinsya nu Batanes; Lalawigan ng Batanes) is an archipelago province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region.

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Central Weather Bureau

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is the government meteorological research and forecasting institution of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Colocasia esculenta

Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro.

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Control Yuan

The Control Yuan (CY) one of the five branches of the Government of the Republic of China, is an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government.

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Daily Air

Daily Air Corporation is an airline with its headquarters in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Flying fish

The Exocoetidae are a family of marine fishes in the order Beloniformes class Actinopterygii.

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Fugang Fishery Harbor

The Fugang Fishery Harbor is a harbor in Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

The was an energy accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011.

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Geochemistry is the science that uses the tools and principles of chemistry to explain the mechanisms behind major geological systems such as the Earth's crust and its oceans.

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Geography of Taiwan

Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is an island in East Asia; located some off the southeastern coast of mainland China across the Taiwan Strait.

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Green Island, Taiwan

Green Island is a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean about off the eastern coast of Taiwan.

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Green sea turtle

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae.

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Han Chinese

The Han Chinese,.

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High island

In geology (and sometimes in archaeology), a high island or volcanic island is an island of volcanic origin.

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High-level radioactive waste management

High-level radioactive waste management concerns how radioactive materials created during production of nuclear power and nuclear weapons are dealt with.

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Humpback whale

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale.

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The Hydrophiinae, commonly known as sea snakes or coral reef snakes, are a subfamily of venomous elapid snakes that inhabit marine environments for most or all of their lives.

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Lanyu Airport

The Lanyu Airport is an airport on Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Lanyu Flying Fish Cultural Museum

The Lanyu Flying Fish Cultural Museum is a museum in Lanyu Township, Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Lanyu Lighthouse

The Lanyu Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Lanyu Power Plant

The Lanyu Power Plant is a fuel-fired power plant in Yuren Village, Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Lanyu storage site

The Lanyu Storage Site is a facility to store all of the nuclear waste produced by three nuclear power plants in the Republic of China in Lanyu Island, Taitung County.

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List of islands of Taiwan

This is a list of islands of Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), classified into various island groups.

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List of volcanoes in Taiwan

This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes.

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Luzon Strait

The Luzon Strait (Filipino: Kipot ng Luzon) is the strait between Taiwan and Luzon island of the Philippines.

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Luzon Volcanic Arc

The Luzon Volcanic Arc is a chain of volcanoes in a north–south line across the Luzon Strait from Taiwan to Luzon.

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Millets (/ˈmɪlɪts/) are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.

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The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

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Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.

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Oceanic crust

Oceanic crust is the uppermost layer of the oceanic portion of a tectonic plate.

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Phalaenopsis Blume (1825), known as moth orchids, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species.

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Phalaenopsis equestris

Phalaenopsis equestris is a flowering plant of the orchid genus Phalaenopsis and native to Philippines and Taiwan.

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The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Pinanga tashiroi

Pinanga tashiroi is a species of palm tree in the Arecaceae family.

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Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

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Puyuma people

The Puyuma, also known as the Pinuyumayan, Peinan or Beinan, are one of the indigenous groups of the Taiwanese aborigines.

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The pyroxenes (commonly abbreviated to Px) are a group of important rock-forming inosilicate minerals found in many igneous and metamorphic rocks.

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Retrocession Day

Taiwan Retrocession Day is an annual observance and unofficial holiday in the Republic of China to commemorate the end of 50 years of Japanese rule of Taiwan and Penghu, and their handover to China on 25 October 1945.

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Standard Chinese

Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.

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Taitung Airport

Taitung Airport is an airport serving Taitung City, in Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Taitung City

Taitung City is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Taitung County, Taiwan.

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Taitung County

Taitung County is the third largest county in Taiwan, located on the island's eastern coast.

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Taiwan Power Company

The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) is a state-owned electric power industry providing electricity to Taiwan and off-shore islands of the Republic of China.

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Taiwan under Japanese rule

Taiwan under Japanese rule is the period between 1895 and 1945 in which the island of Taiwan (including the Penghu Islands) was a dependency of the Empire of Japan, after Qing China lost the First Sino-Japanese War to Japan and ceded Taiwan Province in the Treaty of Shimonoseki.

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Taiwanese indigenous peoples

Taiwanese indigenous peoples or formerly Taiwanese aborigines, Formosan people, Austronesian Taiwanese or Gaoshan people are the indigenous peoples of Taiwan, who number nearly 530,000 or 2.3% of the island's population, or more than 800,000 people, considering the potential recognition of Taiwanese Plain Indigenous Peoples officially in the future.

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Tholeiitic magma series

The tholeiitic magma series, named after the German municipality of Tholey, is one of two main magma series in igneous rocks, the other being the calc-alkaline series.

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Tropical rainforest climate

A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a tropical climate usually (but not always) found along the equator.

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Wade–Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization system for Mandarin Chinese.

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Yam (vegetable)

Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers.

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Yami people

The Yami people, also known as the Tao people, are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the tiny outlying Orchid Island of Taiwan.

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7-Eleven is a Japanese-owned American international chain of convenience stores, headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchid_Island

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