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  Direct-controlled municipality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces.
Current municipalities of PRC are Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing, and current municipalties under ROC administration are Kaohsiung and Taipei.
Two municipalities in Taiwan are created after the ROC government reallocated from the mainland to the island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Municipality_of_China   (591 words)

 Taiwan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tiaoyutai Islands to the northeast of the main island of Taiwan, claimed by the ROC as part fo the Ilan County of the Taiwan Province, are too small to be shown.
The province covers most of the island of Taiwan, as well as all the surrounding islets of Taiwan, the largest of which are the Pescadores, the Green Island and the Orchid Island.
Taiwan Province excludes the Kinmen and Lienchiang counties, which are administered as Fujian province, and the centrally administered municipalities of Taipei and Kaohsiung.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan_Province   (1297 words)

 Politics in Taiwan
Taiwan's special municipalities are considered equivalent in status to a province, and thus receive partial funding from the central government.
Taiwan is not part of the People's Republic if China, and the so-called "one country, two systems" or "one-China" declaration unilaterally declared by the PRC falls short of the interests of the people of Taiwan.
In the elections for rural and urban township magistrates, and county municipality mayors, the KMT won 195 of the 319 seats, the DPP 28 seats, and the PFP four seats, with independents wining the remaining 92 seats.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/taiwan/pro-politics.htm   (3925 words)

 Taiwan (04/06)
Although Taiwan enjoyed sustained economic growth, full employment, and low inflation for many years, in 2001, the combination of the slowing global economy, weaknesses in parts of the financial sector, and sagging consumer and business confidence in the government's economic policymaking resulted in the first recession since 1952.
Taiwan is the United States' eighth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted to $56 billion in 2004 and rose 1% to $57 billion in 2005.
Taiwan's armed forces were reduced as part of a reform initiative from 1997 to 2001, going from about 450,000 to 385,000, with further reductions since then bringing the total force level down to just under 300,000.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35855.htm   (6802 words)

 Taiwan (07/05)
In 2002, Taiwan authorities announced adoption of the pinyin system also used on the Mainland to replace the Wade-Giles system but its use is not consistent throughout society, resulting in many place names having two or more romanizations for the same place or person.
Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding the world's third largest stock of foreign exchange reserves ($253 billion as of April 2005).
Taiwan is the United States' eighth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted $49 billion in 2003 and was virtually unchanged in 2004.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/t/49613.htm   (6090 words)

 The Role of Local Self-government in the Democratization Process in Taiwan
In Asia (as in Taiwan) restrictions of human rights were not perceived as very arduous, because the idea of humane rights, as we know it, is elaborated in the western tradition and only adapted in some of the Asian countries.
In Taiwan Province there are Three levels of cities: special municipalities (Taipei and Kaohsiung), which, like provinces, fall under the direct jurisdiction of the central government, provincial municipalities which are under direct provincial jurisdiction, and county municipalities which are under direct county governments.
In Taiwan mutual obligation requires reciprocal favoritism and thus provides an important attitudinal basis patron-client exchange in politics, therefore factionalism is a common characteristic of Taiwan's elections to local administrative units at a municipal, county, township, and village.
www.isppan.waw.pl /cbap/therole.htm   (5579 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics on Taiwan. 924 facts and figures, stats and information on Taiwanese economy, crime, people, ...
Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1946 constitution drawn up for all of China.
Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of eventual unification - as well as domestic political and economic reform.
Hi Lina, the Population Reference Bureau has projected that the population of Taiwan would be close to 24.5 million in 2025.
www.nationmaster.com /country/tw   (253 words)

 Taiwan Provinces
Both of them use "Taiwan, Province of China" as the official name of this area (which is a slight misnomer, as it neglects the ROC part of Fukien).
Taiwan belonged to Japan in 1900, as a spoil of the Sino-Japanese War of 1895.
On a secondary level, the provinces of Taiwan and (the ROC part of) Fukien are subdivided into hsien (counties, districts) and shih (municipalities, cities).
www.statoids.com /utw.html   (642 words)

 Asia Times: Taiwan's perilous transition
On the economic front, Taiwan suffered a significant rise in unemployment (rising from a high of 2.9 percent in 1999 to nearly 4 percent in April 2001), while the Taiwan Stock Exchange has fallen from 8,600 to about 5,000 in the past 12 months.
To begin with, it is deceptive to blame political changes in Taiwan for the island's economic woes; in fact, its economic troubles are shared by economies around the region, and the world.
The influence Taiwan's presidents Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching- kuo and Lee Teng-hui derived from their status as chairmen of the all-powerful KMT masked the institutional weakness of the presidency, so it was only after several months in office that Chen began to appreciate fully the constraints on his office.
www.atimes.com /china/CF09Ad02.html   (3423 words)

 Global Voices Online » Taiwan (ROC)
Wang Chien-Ming, a Taiwan baseball player who was called up from the Yankees’ AAA affiliate, the Columbus Clippers in 2005, issued a open letter on 17 of August saying that he would reject all the Taiwan mainstream media interview because his privacy had been infringed.
Taiwan is most diversified among the three; Hong Kong is too commercialized; while mainland China has a great potential in further development (zh).
She is touched by the demonstration as the participants came together and transgressed the existing political boundary of blue and green (zh).
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/world/east-asia/taiwan-roc   (1670 words)

 Wall Street Journal" Confident Taiwan
Earlier this year, when Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui was pushing for constitutional reforms, he told fellow members of the ruling Kuomintang that while abolishing a layer of government and bureaucracy at the provincial level might hurt the party, it would be good for democracy.
Change is a sign of progress in Taiwan because it demonstrates that democracy has become a dynamic force.
On Saturday, the voters of Taiwan gave the DPP a taste of power, thereby supplying all political leaders with a new and updated road map to guide them into the future.
www.taiwandc.org /nws-9732.htm   (631 words)

 China Reform Monitor No. 14, December 2, 1997
The DPP won the mayoral or executive control posts in 12 of Taiwan's 23 contested municipalities, while the Kuomintang held on to 8 local governments, and Independents (which lean toward the DPP) won control of 3.
The Koumintang, the traditional ruling party since the Republic of China on Taiwan was formed in 1949, advocates eventual reunification with the mainland.
Three days after Taiwan's pro-independence opposition swept to overwhelming victory in local elections, the Associated Press reports, China threatened to use military force to suppress separatism on the island republic.
www.afpc.org /crm/crm14.htm   (440 words)

 Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China.
25 Oct 1945 Taiwan is returned to the Republic of China.
Apr 1950 Taiwan withdraws from the Wanshan and Zhoushan Islands.
www.vdiest.nl /Asia/taiwan.htm   (425 words)

 Asia Times
Saturday's results will transcend municipal politics, and are widely considered to be a dress rehearsal for the presidential elections of 2004.
While Chen correctly states that cross-Strait integration is no panacea for Taiwan's woes, his government generally gets poor marks for its overall efforts to address record-high unemployment, a tottering financial system, and the overall structural changes facing Taiwan's economy.
But as these people do not vote in the Taipei election, it is clear that Chen feels the need to discredit Ma on the national scale in the run-up to his own re-election campaign in 2004.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/DL07Ad05.html   (1022 words)

 E-Notes: Taiwan's Perilous Transition - FPRI
The influence Taiwan’s Presidents Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching-kuo and Lee Teng-hui derived from their status as chairmen of the all-powerful KMT masked the institutional weakness of the presidency, so it was only after several months in office that President Chen began to appreciate fully the constraints on his office.
But polls showed little popular support for such a move, and the KMT and its allies eventually shelved the idea, belatedly discovering the value of a “rational opposition.” Still, the damaged unleashed in those early, chaotic months has yet to be repaired.
The next big event on Taiwan’s political calendar is the legislative election scheduled for December 1, 2001.
www.fpri.org /enotes/asia.20010606.rigger.taiwantransition.html   (3398 words)

 Clickable map of Taiwan
Note: The Republic of China consists of Taiwan Province, the province of Fu-chien (Fu-chien) and 2 special municipalities**.
The Taiwan Province consists of 16 counties and 5 municipalities*.
Taiwan uses the Wade-Giles system for romanization of names.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/geo-tw.html   (72 words)

 TAIWAN ELECTION To HAVE FAR-PEACHING IMPACT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
New York, December 5, 1998--A three-in-one election was held today in the Republic of China (R.O.C.) on Taiwan for the delegates of the Fourth Legislative Yuan as well as the mayors and the city councilpersons of Taiwan's two special municipalities--the capital city of Taipei and Kaohsiung, an internationally known container port in the country's south.
Observers stated that the results of the hotly contested races will likely have a far-reaching impact on the island's relations with the Chinese mainland in addition to setting the stage for the year 2000 presidential elections.
Among the smaller parties, the Nationwide Democratic Nonpartisan Union won 3 seats, the Taiwan Independence Party (TAIP) won 1, the Democratic Union of Taiwan won 4, the New Nation Alliance won 1, and independents won 12.
www.taipei.org /press/1205e.htm   (446 words)

 driving in taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Consequently, driving in Taiwan is an inconvenient, stressful, and even dangerous act.
Vehicles in Taiwan are competently made, but skimpy on the safety equipment and structure.
Since the people who teach driving are the same people who administer the test, they make big bucks when you fail and are then forced to register for their classes (welcome to Taiwan: scam island).
users2.ev1.net /~turton/driving.html   (3847 words)

 Clickable map of Taiwan
Note: The Republic of China divides the territory it controls in Taiwan Province, Fujian (=Fu-chien) Province and 2 special municipalities (♣).
Taiwan Province consists of 16 counties (■;) and 5 municipalities (♠); the Republic of China controls 2 counties (□;) of Fujian Province.
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www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/tw(.html   (87 words)

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