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  Republic of Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Taiwan (Traditional Chinese: 臺灣共和國; Simplified Chinese: 台湾共和国; Pinyin: Táiwān Gònghégúo; Pe̍h-oē-jī: Tâi-oân Kiōng-hô-kok) is a goal of increasing supporters of Taiwan independence in creating a Taiwanese state unambiguously separate from China, covering (at most) the areas currently controlled by the Republic of China (i.e., Taiwan, Penghu, Quemoy and Matsu Islands).
The new movement claims that the current situation of Taiwan being ruled by a government officially named the Republic of China creates confusion internationally with China, and is the principle obstacle in preventing Taiwan from becoming a normal nation, in the sense of participating in international organizations such as the United Nations.
The creation of a Republic of Taiwan is formally the goal of the Taiwan Solidarity Union and former President Lee Teng-hui.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_Taiwan   (855 words)

 Republic of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of China was a founding member of 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 government of the People's Republic of China.
Taiwan has become a major investor in Mainland China, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam; although there are no direct transportation links between China and Taiwan, it is estimated at least some 50,000 Taiwanese businesses and 1,000,000 businesspeople and their dependents are established in Mainland China.
Taiwan's mainstream culture is primarily derived from traditional Chinese culture, with significant influences also from Japanese and American cultures, especially in the areas of politics and architecture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_China   (8133 words)

 Taiwan - Simple English Wikipedia
It is south-east of China, south of Japan, and north of the Philippines.
The People's Republic of China says that Taiwan belongs to it, and does not think the Republic of China has a right to exist.
PRC claims control over the island of Taiwan (which is also known as Taiwan province).
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan   (929 words)

 Taiwan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They in turn were forced to abandon Taiwan in 1662, when Koxinga, a general of the Ming dynasty of China who had to flee from the Manchus, seized the island and established an independent kingdom.
Taiwan’s international position continued to weaken in the early 1970s as the United States sought to improve relations with the People’s Republic of China and as more large countries, such as Canada and Japan, moved to recognize the mainland government.
In late 2003 Taiwan passed a law permitting the holding of referendums; the move was stridently criticized by China, which believed the law would be used to obtain a vote for independence, and also criticized by the United States, which regarded such a vote as unnecessarily provocative.
www.bartleby.com /65/ta/Taiwan.html   (2045 words)

 A short history of Taiwan (Republic of China)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Significant migration to Taiwan from the Chinese mainland began as early as 500.
The Republic is a dictatorial state, lead by the Kuo Min Tang of Chiang Kai-shek, that claims to represent the whole of China.
Chiang Kai-shek dies in 1975 and is succceeded by Yen Chia-kan in 1975 and Chiang Ching-kuo in 1978.
www.electionworld.org /history/taiwan.htm   (373 words)

 Political status of Taiwan - Simple English Wikipedia
Today, Taiwan has become a democracy, but China is still ruled by a communist government.
Although some people in Taiwan want to be reunited with China, none of them want to be united with a China that is not free.
The government of the PRC have said that if the people of Taiwan formally vote to become the Republic of Taiwan, they will invade Taiwan.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_status_of_Taiwan   (335 words)

 Taiwan - Wikitravel
Taiwan [1], the Republic of China (ROC), is an island of about 36,000 square kilometers located off the coast of southeastern mainland China, southwest of Okinawa and north of the Philippines.
Taiwan's second largest city, Kaohsiung, and oldest city, Tainan, are located in the south of the island.
Taipei is the seat of government of the Republic of China and its center of commerce and culture.
wikitravel.org /en/Taiwan   (9597 words)

 Taiwan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is bound by the Taiwan Strait to the west, the South China Sea to the south, the East China Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
Taiwan Island has a mountain range that runs north to south and covers around 66% of the land area.
Also in 1991 Taiwan applied to rejoin the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in an attempt to improve its international isolation as a result of direct diplomatic relations being established by the international community with the PRC in the 1970's.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/taiwan.htm   (1348 words)

 A Question for Conservatives... China and Taiwan. [Free Republic]
Taiwan was to be a province of the Republic of China.
The people in Taiwan were not against this and thought they would be part of a democratic nation where they could elect their own local officials and governor and elect represntatives to the National asemby in Nanjing.
In 1949 Chiang fled to Taiwan as the mainland fell to the communists.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a393689840621.htm   (3733 words)

 TAIWAN (Republic of China)
Although the United States and Taiwan do not have formal diplomatic relations, the Taiwan Relations Act Congress enacted the Taiwan Relations Act to govern U.S. relations with Taiwan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations, which were severed when the U.S. established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
Furthermore, as Taiwan's principal ally, important trading partner and major arms supplier, the United States is positioned to have a strong positive impact on human rights practices in Taiwan.
An observer from the American Institute in Taiwan was also present at the first hearing of the case, on November 18.
www.hrw.org /reports/1989/WR89/Taiwan.htm   (860 words)

 Democratic Republic of Taiwan, 1895   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I checked one of my reference books about the history of "Republic of Taiwan", and here is the brief history of the republic.
Unfortunately, it was not well organized and poorly prepared for the upcoming of the Japanese occupying troops, thus, this short-lived "republic" lasted for only 13 days (May 25 to June 7 of 1895).
In the Karl Farchinger archives there is reported a flag used by the Republic of Formosa under the president Tang, in 1845.
flagspot.net /flags/tw-1895.html   (320 words)

 Taiwan - Congressional Record
Taiwan was a member of the United Nations--and a permanent member of the Security Council--from 1945 to 1971 when it was replaced by the People's Republic of China.
Taiwan's resources have not been tapped by the UN, however, because the People's Republic of China opposes any official dealings with the Republic of China (Taiwan), which it replaced in the UN in 1971 as the representative of all of China (including Taiwan).
Although the Republic of China is the juridical continuation of the Kuomintang regime that the Communists replaced in 1949, it has long ceased to be the repressive government of a group of exiles bent on reconquering the mainland.
www.fas.org /news/taiwan/1993/h930806-taiwan.htm   (675 words)

The Republic of China (ROC) signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968, and deposited the instrument of ratification on 27 Jan 1970 and was considered a member of the IAEA.
After 25 Oct 1971 the ROC was expelled from the UN and the IAEA; The People's Republic of China acceded to the NPT on 9 Mar 1992.
The People's Republic of China replaced Taiwan in the UN on 15 Nov 1971; the U.S. switched recognition from Taiwan to the People's Republic on 1 Jan 1979.
www.worldstatesmen.org /Taiwan.html   (1467 words)

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Taiwan's emergence as an economically strong, full-fledged democracy requires a new set of understandings between China and Taiwan and new expectations of both about the U.S. role in the tripartite relationship.
Taiwan's emergence as an economically strong, full-fledged democracy requires nothing less than a new set of understandings between China and Taiwan, and new expectations of both about the U.S. role in the tripartite relationship.
Taiwan's elected government is likely to be far more unified and disciplined than in the past and, therefore, more capable of mobilizing public opinion in support of its mainland policies.
www.ndu.edu /inss/strforum/SF103/forum103.html   (2145 words)

 Republic of China (Taiwan) Nationalist Government Lottery Loan 1926
Despite this victory, the Republic was threatened yet again, this time by the growing power of the Chinese communists, who provoked a civil war and, with the support of the Soviet Union, ultimately gained control of the Chinese mainland, forcing the ROC government to relocate to Taiwan and set up a provisional capital in Taipei.
Taiwan and the adjacent islands have an area of approximately 36,000 square kilometers (14,000 square miles).
Taiwan's climate is subtropical in the north and tropical in the south, with temperatures ranging from about 28 degrees Celsius in July to 14 degrees Celsius in Janurary.
www.scripophily.net /natgovlotloa.html   (690 words)

 Republic of China (Taiwan)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The red in the flag represents the land of China itself, with reference to the Han race which is the dominant race among the many races of China.
This flag of Taiwan is shown in both the 1919 and 1930 editions of Jane's Fighting Ships and is identified as the Chinese Naval Ensign.
The National Flag of the Republic (of China) under Articles 3, 4 aand 5 of Decree No. 47 of the National Government is dated 19 December 1928.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/tw.html   (659 words)

 Defending Taiwan [Free Republic]
Taiwan has been a steadfast ally of the United States and an important trading partner.
In addition, Taiwan is a vital example of the vibrancy of democratic and market-based principles.
In addition, the Taiwan Relations Act is a treaty that requires the United States to defend Taiwan against attack by China or any other aggressor.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a37988b8f37ee.htm   (896 words)

 Taiwan, the Republic of China
Taiwan, the Republic of China is located in Eastern Asia.
It is in the east of Mainland China, the south of Japan and the north of Philippine.
Taiwan not only inherits the 5000 years Chinese culture, but also has high development in economic, technology and democracy.
www.gmu.edu /org/chinese/taiwan.htm   (95 words)

 TECO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Representing the Republic of China on Taiwan in Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda and the British Turks and Caicos Islands.
Abraham Chu was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan on February 10, 1958, and was educated at National Taiwan University, where he received a LL.B in Political Science.
Taiwan was the 33rd largest trade partner of Florida in 2001.
www.teco-us.org /miami.cfm   (490 words)

 TIMEasia Magazine: What Taiwan Wants
Taiwan's presidential election might prove to be a perilous watershed in its relationship with China.
By blocking Taiwan's entry into almost every international organization and isolating the island diplomatically, all the while threatening it with military action if it goes its own way, China allows itself to be painted as a neighborhood bully by Taiwan politicians looking to garner support from disaffected voters.
Never before has Taiwan's status—sovereign state, or exiled government waiting to return to China, or renegade province bracing to be reabsorbed by the mainland—been as hotly debated on the island.
www.time.com /time/asia/covers/501040315/story.html   (867 words)

Taiwan was inhabited by aborigines of Malayan descent when Chinese from the areas now designated as Fukien and Kwangtung began settling it in the 7th century, becoming the majority.
Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian called the bill a “law of aggression.” Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets to protest the bill.
Taiwan in Japan's Relations with China and the United States after the Cold War.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108020.html   (1152 words)

 CNN.com - China presses U.S. over Taiwan 'republic' comments - April 5, 2002
Beijing, which considers Taiwan a renegade province and part of China, has consistently criticized Taiwan supporters for describing the island as either "Republic of China" or "Republic of Taiwan."
The pro-independence movement in Taiwan has made it clear that it is their eventual goal to establish a Republic of Taiwan.
Taiwan's Central News Agency reported on Friday that Taiwan's Presidential Office had expressed "welcome and thanks" to the move.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/04/05/china.taiwan   (439 words)

 TECO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The passport administration sector deals with ROC passport production and issuance; the visa administration section is responsible for the issuance of diplomatic, courtesy, resident, and visitor visas; and the document authentication section is in charge of certifying the authenticity of documents such as diplomas, marriage/birth/death certificates, and business documents.
Taiwan is a Sister State of Massachusetts (1992) and Vermont (1999).
The total exports from New England to Taiwan in 2002 amounted to $1 billion, ranking Taiwan as the 10th largest export market for Massachusetts, 22nd for Maine, 15th for New Hampshire, 20th for Rhode Island, and 3rd for Vermont.
www.teco-us.org /boston.cfm   (858 words)

 NationMaster.com - Detailed Nation Profile: Taiwan
In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive Party.
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   (276 words)

 The Diplomatic Search for a Bright Future-
A Talk with Foreign Minister John Chang
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A: Before I answer, I first want to comment about something you just mentioned-that the Republic of China is continually under pressure in international society and that therefore some people believe that we should use the name the Republic of Taiwan.
The truth is that as things currently stand, if Taiwan were to declare independence, the mainland would, in accordance with its basic policies, intervene with force, destabilizing the seas around Taiwan.
If Thailand were to recognize the Republic of Taiwan, then it would violate this policy, and the mainland would definitely sever relations with Thailand.
home.sina.com /sinorama/0897/english/4_7.html   (409 words)

 InternationalReports.net : REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN)
The apex of the first day came as the Taiwan’s President Chen Shui-bian took the podium to formally open the conference.
He discussed the need for Taiwan to map a global strategy, increase cooperation with the international community, and accelerate free trade agreements with other countries.
With Director Douglas Paal of the American Institute in Taiwan present, President Chen stressed the shared common values between Taiwan and the United States.
www.internationalreports.net /asiapacific/taiwan/2002/businessmen.html   (876 words)

 Republic of China (Taiwan) & Tibet - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Republic of China (Taiwan) and Tibet, Republic of China and Tibet
And of course, Republic of 'China' consist Tibet, Xiajiang, Loy Mongol, and Manchuria.
TI is a poison, we should first prevent it from being taken first, before we cure it by attacking the poison.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=22517   (693 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Taiwan has a dynamic capitalist economy with gradually decreasing guidance of investment and foreign trade by government authorities.
Taiwan is a major investor throughout Southeast Asia.
Taiwan has benefited from cross-Strait economic integration and a sharp increase in world demand to achieve substantial growth in its export sector and a seven-year-high real GDP growth of 6.1% in 2004.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/tw.html   (1339 words)

 AsiaMedia :: TAIWAN: 'Taiwan' added to 'Republic of China' on website
Taiwan Presidential Office added the word 'Taiwan' after the island's official title of 'Republic of China' on its website yesterday.
The move is a bid to avoid foreigners confusing the island with mainland China, officially known as the 'People's Republic of China', a presidential spokesman said.
President Chen Shui-bian cited the same reasons in January 2002 when he announced that 'Taiwan' would be added to the cover of all new Taiwanese passports.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=27443   (340 words)

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