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  President of the Republic of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official title is 'President of the Republic of China' under the Constitution and is thus the one that appears in formal government usage.
The President is currently selected by a first past the post direct election of the areas administered by the Republic of China for a term of four years.
The diplomatic protocol regarding the ROC President is rather complex because of the anomalous political status of Taiwan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_the_Republic_of_China   (1241 words)

 Lee Teng-hui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lee Teng-hui (Chinese: 李登輝; Taiwanese Romanization: Lí Teng-hui; pinyin: Lǐ Dēnghuī; born January 15, 1923) is a politician in the Republic of China on Taiwan.
He was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000.
His argument is that the PRC is a paper tiger and that both its military and economic strength have been far overestimated.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Lee_Teng-hui   (1615 words)

 Republican China
China was still to be suzerain, but it would have to allow Russia a free hand in Outer Mongolia and Britain continuance of its influence in Xizang.
Soviet advisers--the most prominent of whom was an agent of the Comintern, Mikhail Borodin--began to arrive in China in 1923 to aid in the reorganization and consolidation of the Guomindang along the lines of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
By 1928 all of China was at least nominally under Chiang's control, and the Nanjing government received prompt international recognition as the sole legitimate government of China.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/republican.html   (1489 words)

 History of the Republic of China - China History - China
On March 10, in Beijing, Yuan Shikai was sworn in as the second provisional president of the Republic of China.
After WWII, the Republic of China had been one of the founding members in the United Nations and held China's seat on the Security Council until 1971, when it was expelled by General Assembly Resolution 2758 and replaced in all UN organs with the People's Republic of China government.
Against the proposed Anti-secession law proposed by the PRC, President Chen Shui-bien held a video-conference with the European Parliament in Brussels urged the EU not to lift the arms embargo on the PRC.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/History_of_the_Republic_of_China   (5019 words)

 The President of the Republic of Estonia: The President of the Republic received the Ambassadors of China and Turkey
The President of the Republic of Estonia: The President of the Republic received the Ambassadors of China and Turkey
The Ambassador of China assured when presenting her credentials that the relations between Estonia and China were excellent and she also conveyed to President Rüütel personal greetings from the President of China Jiang Zemin.
Today in Kadriorg President Rüütel received also the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey Mr Ömer Altugi, the first Ambassador of Turkey to be residing in Estonia after the restoration of the independence of Estonia, who presented his credentials.
www.president.ee /en/duties/press_releases.php?gid=12382   (443 words)

 New Taiwanese president treads cautiously on policy to China
As Chen Shui-bian was inaugurated on May 20 as the new president of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan, attention focused on the potential for the incoming administration to become embroiled in an open conflict with China.
Chen is the first president from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a party founded in the 1980s with the aim of declaring Taiwan an independent nation-state, as opposed to the current ROC constitution in which Taiwan is a Chinese province.
The main contenders for the presidency on March 18 proved to be Soong, and Chen of the DPP, supported not only by his party, but by the sections of big business associated with Lee and even layers of the KMT itself.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/jun2000/taiw-j02_prn.shtml   (1600 words)

 TECRO: Taiwan's chief representative office in the United States, Washington DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
China's purpose is unquestionably obvious, that is, they aim to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait through undemocratic and unpeaceful means rather than working with us to maintain stability in the region.
In order to prevent China from using force against Taiwan and therefore, unilaterally changing the status quo, I have proposed a referendum for peace to be held on March 20.
We seek to, within the shortest timeframe, invite China to appoint a representative to meet with our appointed envoy--mindful of the democratic choice that has been made by the people of Taiwan--to commence negotiation on the establishment of a "peace and stability" framework for cross-strait interactions.
www.tecro.org /content.php?section=issues/referendum/011604ca   (626 words)

 Wikinfo | Chiang Kai-shek
He was President of the Republic of China (ROC) from 1948 until his death.
Chiang was reelected President of the ROC on May 20, 1954 and later on in 1960, 1966, and 1972.
Chiang died in Taipei in 1975 at the age of 88 and was interred at Tzuhu in Taoyuan.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Chiang_Kai-shek   (1208 words)

 Online NewsHour: President Jiang Zemin -- October 30, 1997
President Clinton said yesterday that China was on the wrong side of history when it comes to the issue of human rights.
PRESIDENT JIANG: With the founding of The People's Republic of China, the constitution of new China has been formulated which stipulates that the National People's Congress is the supreme power-holding organ in China.
PRESIDENT JIANG: I believe the only thing I would like to do is to continue to follow the Deng Xiaoping theory and to continue to move along the course of reform in opening up as initiated by Deng Xiaoping.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/july-dec97/china_10-30.html   (2405 words)

 Chen on Taiwan: It's the democratic Republic of China
CHEN: The PRC's one China principle insists that there is only one China and the PRC is the sole legitimate government of China, and Taiwan is part of the People's Republic of China.
The PRC's overreaction to these kinds of decisions is actually 100 percent interference in the internal affairs of the US and I don't think this is the right way to do (things).
CHEN: As the president of the Republic of China I have the duty and the responsibility to stabilize cross-strait relations.
www.taiwandc.org /cnn-2002-01.htm   (1281 words)

 President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Lu Hsiu-lien won the popular mandate and were elected as the tenth-term president and vice president of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Lu Hsiu-lien were re-elected as the eleventh-term president and vice president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), once again winning the popular mandate to lead the nation toward a new era.
President Chen is the author of a number of books, including The Son of Taiwan; The First Voyage of the Century: Reflections on Taiwan’s First Alternation of Political Power; and Believe in Taiwan: Chen Shui-bian’s Report to the People.
www.gio.gov.tw /taiwan-website/5-gp/president.htm   (3373 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editorial
President Chen will stress the progress of democracy in Taiwan and the conversion of Taiwan's economy into a "green silicon island." He further seeks to extend Taiwan's diplomatic reach and military power.
The U.S. is committed to a peaceful resolution of the dispute between Taiwan and China; Japan is committed, under new defense guidelines, to assist the U.S. in such hostilities; and South Korea is the station of 37,000 U.S. troops.
CHEN Shui-bian, the new president of the Republic of China (known internationally as Taiwan), made it clear in his inauguration speech that Taiwan is Taiwan, and China is China.
starbulletin.com /2000/06/03/editorial/special.html   (1866 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Harvard president visits People's Republic of China
Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers receiving a tour of the Great Wall of China on May 12 outside of Beijing.
Tsinghua University, also known as the "MIT of China," was established in 1911 and is one of the first universities to pioneer distance learning.
After extending welcome to the U.S. guests, President Jiang spoke of his visit to Harvard University in 1997, and said he greatly valued Harvard's contribution to the increase in mutual understanding between the Chinese and American people.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2002/05.09/99-china.html   (557 words)

 E-Notes: A Conversation with Chen Shui-bian, The President of the Republic of China on Taiwan - FPRI
Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), his election in May 2000 was a milestone in Taiwanese politics; he became the first president of the Republic of China not from the former ruling party, the Kuomintang.
China’s primary goal is to “marginalize” and “downgrade” Taiwan to the status of a local government by isolating us politically while trying to involve us economically.
China’s disregard for and revolt against the universal values of human civilization make it one of the greatest threats to democracy, freedom, human rights, and world peace.
www.fpri.org /enotes/20030122.asia.sicherman.chenshuibian.html   (2677 words)

 Taiwan - Congressional Record
President Lee was elected by the National Assembly to the eighth presidential term of the Republic of China.
President Lee Teng-hui outlined in his address a multifaceted plan to guide the Republic of China toward achieving broader democratic institutions, continue their pursuit of human rights, actively invest more in social welfare, and develop a comprehensive strategy to fulfill its international responsibilities.
The president confirmed his commitment to political democratization by calling for necessary revisions to portions of the Republic of China's Constitution, particularly matters concerning the parliamentary organs of the central government and the system of local government.
www.fas.org /news/taiwan/1990/s900607-taiwan2.htm   (2427 words)

 Chen Shui-bian : Chen Shuibian
Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) (陳水扁; pinyin: Chén Shuǐbiǎn), colloquially and affectionately referred to as Ah Bian (阿扁 a1 bian3), was elected as the President of the Republic of China on Taiwan in March 2000 and took office in May 2000 with his Vice-President Lu Hsiu-lian[?].
Although relations between Taiwan and Mainland China remain cool, there is little of the personal invective which was directed at his precessor Lee Teng-hui.
In an election eerily similar to Taipei 1994, Chen won the presidency in 2000 as a result of a split of factions within the Kuomintang, when independent James Soong (later, leader of the People First Party) ran for presidency against the party nominee Lien Chan.
www.fastload.org /ch/Chen_Shuibian.html   (831 words)

 ROC presidential election, 2000 - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Election for the 10th-term President and Vice-President of the Republic of China (第十任中華民國總統、副總統選舉), the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the 10th under the 1947 Constitution, were held on March 18, 2000.
It is a very common belief that President Lee Teng-hui was secretly supporting Chen Shui-bian, and purposely supported the less popular Lien in order to split the Kuomintang, and this belief was given a great deal of credibility after the 2000 election with Lee defected to the pan-Green coalition.
The last minute endorsement of Chen Shui-bian by President of the Academia Sinica and Nobel laureate Yuan T. Lee is also thought to have played a role in his election.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/ROC_presidential_election,_2000   (1068 words)

 The President of the Republic of Estonia: The President of the People's Republic of China started his state visit to ...
At the subsequent meeting of the Presidents and delegations, both the bilateral relations between Estonia and China, and relations with other states and their alliances were under discussion.
The President of China acknowledged Estonia's successes over the last decade and expressed the hope that, due to its successful development, Estonia shortly would become a member of the European Union.
The Presidents indicated unanimously that in addition to advancement of relations between our two countries and progress in relations with alliances of states, co-operation with third countries based on good-neighbourliness, first of all with Russia - the common neighbour of both China and Estonia - was no less important.
www.president.ee /en/duties/press_releases.php?gid=18508   (497 words)

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In this regard President Lee's remarks are a welcome provocation; even if his remarks' substance does not represent a significant departure from his government's policy since 1991, there is a difference in the directness and tone of his comments.
Perhaps Lee's remarks are designed to position his party favorably in negotiations with the mainland when People's Republic of China representative Wang Daohan arrives in Taipei in October, and in the upcoming presidential election in Taiwan next March.
He is the first native Taiwanese and first directly elected president of the Republic of China.
tc.formosa.org /two-state/text/us_comments/yates0713.txt   (486 words)

 granma.cu - President of the People’s Republic of China arrives today
THIS afternoon Hu Jintao, president of the People’s Republic of China, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and president of the Central Military Commission arrives in Cuba for a state visit.
President Hu Jintao is responding to an invitation from the Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz.
Cuba was the first Latin American country to recognize the People’s Republic of China and both countries established diplomatic relations on September 28, 1960.
www.granma.cu /ingles/2004/noviembre/lun22/48arriba.html   (167 words)

 Asia Times Online - News from greater China; Hong Kong and Taiwan
Beginning with former president Jiang Zemin's Eight Points proposal in December 1995, and amplified in subsequent statements, China's leadership has stated or implied five events that they say would cause them to use force against Taiwan.
The Republic of China government, established by Sun Yat-sen on the mainland in 1912, was a founding member of the United Nations and a formal security treaty ally of the United States between 1954 and 1979.
Of China's five war "triggers", the three that President Hu Jintao's government is currently emphasizing are a formal independence declaration, emergence of technology to defeat a PRC attack and lack of progress in negotiations.
atimes.com /atimes/China/FH21Ad05.html   (1058 words)

 CHINA China: Open letter to the President of the People's Republic of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We welcomed the signing by China of two key international human rights treaties in 1997 and 1998 and the revisions made in recent years to legislation governing the rights of criminal suspects.
Another challenge for China in the next 50 years will be its handling of ethnic minorities, many of whom aspire to greater autonomy or independence and want respect for their social, economic, cultural and religious rights.
China has undergone profound social and economic changes in the past 20 years, but civil and political freedoms remain severely curbed.
web.amnesty.org /802568F7005C4453/0/4C2E4F690BE62BC58025690000692DBC?Open&Highlight=2,Tibet   (2273 words)

 Taiwan: President Chen Inaugural Address   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Therefore, let us relinquish our differentiation between native and foreign, and between minority and majority, for the most complimentary and accurate depiction of present-day Taiwan is of a people "ethnically diverse, but one as a nation." A shared sense of belonging has become the common denominator among all the 23 million people of Taiwan.
To avoid repeating the same mistakes by past administrations--six rounds of constitutional amendments in ten years time--the proposed constitutional reform project must not be monopolized by one person or by a single political party, nor should it be undertaken merely for the short-term.
By the time I complete my presidency in 2008, I hope to hand to the people of Taiwan and to our country a new version of our Constitution--one that is timely, relevant and viable--this is my historic responsibility and my commitment to the people.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=50&par=645   (3856 words)

 InternationalReports.net : REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN)
Lee Teng-hui, former President of the Republic of China
Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui says that when current President Chen Shui-bian asserts that there is “one country on each side of the Taiwan Strait,” he is merely stating a fact.
The spirited 79-year-old Lee immediately sums up the People’s Republic of China-Taiwan relationship: PRC leaders in Beijing assert, as they have since 1949, that Taiwan is a part of China, and must be reunited with the mainland.
www.internationalreports.net /asiapacific/taiwan/2002/islands.html   (494 words)

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