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 Category:Cities in Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are three levels of cities in Taiwan, according to the administrative division system of the Republic of China.
See also: Political divisions of the Republic of China and Political divisions of Taiwan (1895-1945).
Political divisions of the Republic of China
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Cities_in_Taiwan   (101 words)

 Taiwan - Search View - MSN Encarta
It is separated from the Chinese mainland by the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait and is bordered on the north by the East China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the South China Sea.
Taiwan’s busiest seaports are Chilung (Keelung), Hualien, Kaohsiung, and T’aichung.
With the defeat by the Manchus of the Ming dynasty in China, the Ming, led by the notorious half-Japanese pirate-general Koxinga, or Zheng Chenggong, drove the Dutch from Taiwan and occupied a considerable portion of the island.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761577607__1/Taiwan.html   (4793 words)

Taiwan (Chinese language: 臺灣 or 台湾 pinyin tái wān) is an island off the coast of Mainland China in the Pacific Ocean.
Taiwan, as well as several smaller islands of Fujian, such as Quemoy and Matsu, have been administered since 1945 by a government called the Republic of China (ROC), the former government of mainland China before its 1949 defeat by the Communist Party of China.
Although it is common to use the terms "Taiwan" and "Republic of China" synonymously, Taiwan is still technicially administered as a province of the Republic of China and the ROC government also has jurisdiction over two counties of Fujian province.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ta/Taiwan.html   (1622 words)

 Political divisions of the Republic of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taiwan Province; consists of the island of Taiwan, except the two municipalities, plus Penghu county (Pescadores Islands) and a number of outlying islands
Accordingly, the official first-order divisions of Republic of China remain the historical divisions of China immediately prior to the loss of mainland China by the KMT with Taipei and Kaohsiung elevated as central municipalities.
Historically the most controversial part of the political division system of the ROC has been the existence of Taiwan Province as its existence was part of a larger controversy over the political status of Taiwan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_divisions_of_the_Republic_of_China   (961 words)

Taiwan or Formosa, island province of China and, since the Communist victory in 1949 on the Chinese mainland, the seat of the government of the Republic of China.
Taiwan, the seat of the Republic of China, is governed under a constitution adopted in 1946 and subsequently amended.
With the defeat by the Manchus of the Ming dynasty in China, the Mings, led by the notorious pirate-general Koxinga, or Cheng Ch'eng-kung, drove the Dutch from Taiwan and occupied a considerable portion of the island.
www.pitt.edu /~journal/taiwan.htm   (3266 words)

 History of the political divisions of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jiedushi system was eventually generalized to other parts of the country as well, and in effect merged with the circuits; these would become a source of rebellion and warlordism, eventually resulting in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
Taiwan and the Pescadores was also returned to China and was organized into Taiwan Province.
However, these claims are now mostly ignored and the provincial administrations of Taiwan and Fukien provinces have been largely streamlined in favor of lower levels, namely counties and provincial cities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_political_divisions_of_China   (2005 words)

 China, Republic of (Taiwan)
The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa (Portuguese sailors called it Ilha Formosa, which means "beautiful island"), is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea, to the west by the Taiwan Strait, and to the north by the East China Sea.
Taiwan has been settled for over 30,000 years, although the first inhabitants of Taiwan may not be genetically related to any groups currently on the island.
Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei City and Kaohsiung City, although on the island of Taiwan, are not part of the Taiwan Province, but centrally administered municipalities, with the same level as provinces.
creekin.net /n41-china-republic-of-taiwan-.html   (3083 words)

 Political_divisions_of_Taiwan_(1895-1945)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Taiwan was under Japanese rule after the Sino-Japanese War, in 1895.
The political divisions changed frequently between 1895 and 1898.
Under a "doka" policy in which the Japanese considered the Taiwanese to be separate but equal, the political divisions in Taiwan became similar to the system used in mainland Japan in 1920.
goc.subdomain.de /Political_divisions_of_Taiwan_%281895-1945%29   (122 words)

 Everything you always wanted to know about Taiwan
The island of Taiwan, along with the Pescadores Islands, is administered as part of the Province of Taiwan by the government of the Republic of China (ROC), which was the former government of mainland China before its 1949 defeat by the Communist Party of China.
However, due to Taiwan's status of composing most of the ROC current jurisdiction, the western news media normally uses the word "Taiwan" synonymously with the Republic of China, while the word "China" is used synonymously with the People's Republic of China.
Geography The island of Taiwan lies some 200 km off the southeastern coast of Mainland China across the Taiwan Strait, with the East China Sea to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Luzon Strait directly to the south and the South China Sea to the southwest.
www.relan.net /DVD/Taiwan.html   (1174 words)

 Taiwan's President, Mired in Scandals, Survives Recall Vote
As a result, Taiwanese politics appeared headed for a period of instability that is likely to overshadow relations with China and perhaps brake Chen's attempts to push the self-ruled island toward formal independence.
As for healing the political rifts within Taiwan, opposition leaders appeared intent instead on making Chen pay the full price for the alleged irregularities by his family and aides, particularly with presidential elections on the horizon in 2008.
The charges deepened political divisions in Taiwan and added to accusations that Chen's leadership was erratic and unnecessarily provocative to Beijing.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/27/AR2006062700541_pf.html   (590 words)

 WP:Taiwan Unites in Censure of China's Anti-Secession Law
TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 14 -- Taiwan on Monday denounced China's enactment of a law authorizing the use of force against the island as an act of aggression.
But it was Article 8 of the law, which states that China "shall employ non-peaceful means" if Taiwan moves toward formal independence, that captured the attention of residents here and appeared to bridge deep political divisions in Taiwan.
Meanwhile, members of the Taiwan Solidarity Union, a party that favors independence for the island, burned a Chinese flag in a protest outside the legislative building and called on Chen's government to stop all communications and exchanges with the Chinese government.
www.taiwandc.org /wp-2005-06.htm   (817 words)

 Political divisions of china - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/political_divisions_of_china   (194 words)

 Political divisions of the Republic of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Maps of China and the world published in Taiwan sometimes show provincial boundaries as they were 1949 which do not match the current structure as decided by the Communist Party of China post-1949.
Historically the most controversial part of the division system of the ROC has been existence of Taiwan province as its existence was part of larger controversy over the political status of Taiwan.
of the cities have a political geography may be very different from its surround making the prospect of consolidation to be politically charged.
www.freeglossary.com /Political_divisions_of_the_ROC   (882 words)

He said China's references to Taiwan's participation at the WHO during Lien's visit had to be seen in the context of the effort to win KMT support for the "one China" policy.
Taiwan says its exclusion from the WHO has cost Taiwanese lives during outbreaks of diseases such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus in 2003 -- when 73 Taiwanese died -- and an enterovirus epidemic in 1998.
Taiwan lost its U.N. seat to China in 1971, and apart from a handful of diplomatic allies is not recognized as a sovereign nation by the international community.
www.crosswalk.com /news/1329766.html?view=print   (1004 words)

 RAND | Research Areas | National Security | Taiwan Enters a New Era: Prospects and Implications
Davidson College political science associate professor Shelley Rigger, who is recognized as the leading scholar of Taiwan's domestic politics in the United States, discussed how to interpret the electoral outcome and theorized about potential economic, foreign policy, and cross-straits implications.
He described the Taiwan government as being open to a variety of ways to engage in dialog with the mainland.
Taiwan and the United States are both undergoing major political leadership changes, which complicates U.S. policy in this area.
www.rand.org /natsec_area/products/taiwan.html   (1610 words)

 China rolls out red carpet as it hosts a Taiwan politician | csmonitor.com
Taiwan opposition leader Lien Chan, standard bearer of the Kuomintang Party that was epically driven out of China in 1949, is in Beijing at the invitation of President Hu Jintao.
Some analysts say Lien was invited to Beijing to exploit political divisions in Taiwan, that the visit is a betrayal of Taipei's hard-won political aspirations, and that Lien's proper role as representative of a Chinese democracy is to advocate an open society and human rights in Beijing.
Since the late-1990s, Taiwan, located 95 miles off China's coast, has cast off the autocratic rule of the Nationalists and nurtured a vibrant though infant multiparty democracy whose ruling party champions a "Taiwanese identity" distinct from a Chinese ethnic identity.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0429/p05s01-woap.htm   (1034 words)

 InfoWorld Nederland
The policy also reflects the tense political relations that exist between Taiwan and China, despite close economic ties.
Taiwan and China separated in 1949 amid a civil war between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces and the Communist army, led by Mao Zedong.
If Taiwan is to remain competitive it must find other ways to resolve the challenges posed by China, it said.
www.infoworld.nl /idgns/bericht.phtml?id=002570DE00740E184825710F0012040E   (508 words)

 Recommendations from the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Concerning the Present Situation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Viewing the current situation of administrative crisis caused by the political divisions in Taiwan, we believe that Taiwan will face increasing difficulties in the future.
The ruling party must recognize the fact that it does not exercise political authority over the mainland; and must very soon announce the end of "The Period of Communist Rebellion", rescind the "Temporary Provisions Effective During the Period of Communist Rebellion" and cease using the Constitution of the Republic of China.
We earnestly hope that with independent self-rule, the relationship between Taiwan and China can be to the mutual advantage of both; that in foreign affairs there be mutual recognition, and that with trust there will be benefits for each so that both may exist and prosper side by side.
www.taiwandocuments.org /pct06.htm   (368 words)

 Serebella Contents Political divisions of China---Political divisions of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Province of China occupying most of the island of Taiwan and also including the Pescadores islands.
Any symbol (in particular ÷ or /) used in mathematics to denote the operation of division.
Region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/contains-344699-344702-Political_divisions_of_China-Political_divisions_of_Taiwan.html   (512 words)

 Political divisions of the Republic of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Since the political separation of Portugal, however, the name has gradually come to be restricted to the largest of the four political divisions of the Peninsula: (1) Spain; (2) Portugal; (3) the Republic of Andorra; (4) the British possession of Gibraltar, at the southern extremity.
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, serves Taiwan, formally known as the Republic of China, and its citizens, in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
An outline of the world's political divisions, organized by continent, nation, national subdivision, and further geographic areas.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Divisions_of_ROC   (2790 words)

 International Crisis Group - Taiwan Strait II: The Risk of
The validity of these assessments about China operating at the political rather than military level of conflict is borne out to a considerable degree by Taiwan's own policies and military posture.
Many of the elements needed for reducing military tensions in the Taiwan Strait and military confidence building are in place (such as mutual observance of a tacit military separation zone in the middle of the Strait).
Respond to Taiwan's moves on partial demilitarisation of its smaller islands with some visible adjustment in military capability in the vicinity.
www.crisisgroup.org /home/index.cfm?id=1651&l=1   (1313 words)

 Military will defend Taiwan, MND says
Yesterday was the first time it said the military would fight to protect Taiwan.
Ting told Huo that, according a report on Taiwan's security published by the RAND Corp, the increase of independence-related divisions in Taiwan in recent years has been taken into consideration by China in its military policy toward Taiwan.
Ting then asked how the ministry would deal with the political divisions in Taiwan, and whether the military would fight for the country if a war was caused by Taiwan's independence movement.
www.democraticunderground.com /discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1393453   (481 words)

 Taiwan: Political & Social Issues
Taiwan's history, people, cuture, political system, and current news and events from an Independence Movement perspective
Taiwan Legal Research at the University of Washington
Yasukuni Shrine and the Double Genocide of Taiwan's Indigenous Atayal: New Court Verdict
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/taiwan-pol.html   (879 words)

Tanner (2nd from left) and Luc (in Stroller) are both from Taiwan, thanks to
Taiwan Adoption for parents adopting directly from St Lucy Orphanage
Political Divisions in Taiwan (county level to the village level) —
www.myadoptionlinks.com /Taiwan.html   (280 words)

 ChinaTechNews.com is the Technology Portal for the Latest Chinese News, Information, and Commentary on Internet, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
According to a new report by the US-Taiwan Business Council, domestic political divisions over Taiwan's relationship with China have resulted in a tightening of regulations and guidelines limiting cross-Strait technology investment.
Principally, the semiconductor industry was poised to see a greater relaxation on chip manufacturing in China, including the approval of additional fab projects, the transfer of 0.18-micron process technology, and the movement of chip packaging and testing operations.
The retrenchment was made in response to DPP losses to the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and its allies in December's local city and county elections.
www.chinatechnews.com /index.php?action=show&type=news&id=3508   (591 words)

 Taiwan seen tightening rules on China investments - Network World
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Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party have tightened restrictions on technology investments in China, the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council said in a statement that condemned the apparent shift in policy.
If true, this change could affect the plans of companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), which operates a semiconductor manufacturing plant near Shanghai that produces chips on 200-millimeter (8-inch) silicon wafers using a 0.25-micron process.
www.networkworld.com /news/2006/020806-taiwan-china-technology-investment.html   (986 words)

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