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    For most of the pandemic, Taiwan has been held up as a “best case” example.

    This time last year it was averaging zero new infections, and went 253 days without a single local case.

    But today the island begins tougher restrictions on social gatherings and public venues to try to contain an outbreak that began three weeks ago.

    The Guardian’s regional correspondent, Helen Davidson says most people are cooperating.

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    Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.

    The political status of Taiwan is complicated. The Republic of China (ROC) is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC. Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.

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