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  Taiwan Solidarity Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Domestically, the TSU is characterized primarily by its Taiwanese nationalism and derives its membership from both the Nationalist Party's former Taiwan-oriented fringe and supporters of Taiwan Independence who are disgruntled by the Democratic Progressive Party's moderation on the question of Taiwanese sovereignty.
The TSU's stated political aim is the advocacy of the creation of a Republic of Taiwan and a policy of desinicization which consists of eliminating the symbols and concepts which connect Taiwan to the idea of China.
The TSU argues that any linger connection with the concept of China renders Taiwan an "abnormal nation" and that clearly separating Taiwan from China is necessary to prevent Taiwan from being dominated by an enemy and foreign nation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan_Solidarity_Union   (911 words)

 Encyclopedia: History of Taiwan
Today's Taiwan's aboriginal peoples are classified as belonging to the Austronesian ethno-linguistic group of people, a linguistic group that stretches as far west as Madagascar, to Easter Island in the east and to New Zealand in the south with Taiwan as the northern most point.
Taiwan's elite hoped that by declaring themselves a republic the world would not stand by and allow a sovereign state to be invaded by the Japanese, thereby allying with the Qing.
A number of advocates of Taiwan independence argue that the Instrument of Surrender of Japan was merely an armistice, a modus vivendi in nature, which served as a temporary or provisional agreement and always would be replaced with a peace treaty afterwards.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Taiwan   (7799 words)

 Politics of Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The rest of Taiwan and the Penghu Islands are administered together as the Province of Taiwan.
The politics of Taiwan is often depicted as a contest between the Pan-Green Coalition and the Pan-Blue Coalition.
The TSU was formed primarily because, as it took power, the DPP had to moderate its standing as regards to Taiwan independence, leaving a hole in the Taiwanese political spectrum.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Politics_of_Taiwan   (3932 words)

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The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) (Chinese: 台灣團結聯盟, pinyin: Táiwān túanjíe líanméng) is a political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan which advocates Taiwan independence.
In the summer of 2001, supporters of former ROC president Lee Teng-Hui formed the Taiwan Solidarity Union to win seats in the Legislative Yuan and "stabilize" the government of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
In the December 2002 city elections in Taipei and Kaohsiung, the TSU suffered a defeat, as it fielded no candidates for mayor, won no seats in the Taipei City council, and won only two seats in the Kaohsiung City council.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/taiwan_solidarity_union.html   (227 words)

 Taiwan (01/05)
Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding one of the world's largest foreign exchange reserves of $239 billion as of November 2004.
Taiwan is the United States' eighth-largest trading partner; Taiwan's two-way trade with the United States amounted to $49 billion in 2003 ($51 billion in January-November 2004).
Taiwan's armed forces were reduced as part of a reform initiative from 1997 to 2001, going from about 450,000 to 385,000 during that time.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/t/47568.htm   (5940 words)

 Imported chinese crab inspection policy slammed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Taiwan has been importing crabs from China in increasing numbers, and the huge trade has given rise to concerns that the cholera virus might enter Taiwan.
She said it was imperative that Taiwan protect its own fisheries in the face of this threat.
Taiwan maintained some of the strictest testing for cholera from 1997 to last year, but only a single case tested positive for the virus in that time period.
www.growfish.org /Importedchinesecrabinspectionpolicyslammed.html   (453 words)

 Taiwan: Chen Takes Initiative with Offer to Beijing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan called on Monday for China and Taiwan to set up a procedure for improving communication between their military and security forces, to reduce the risk of misunderstandings or unintended conflicts in the future.
Politicians from the Taiwan Solidarity Union argue that all of the other parties are too willing to rush into closer relations with China without demanding that China first go farther in recognizing Taiwan.
Taiwan plans to highlight the goal of peace in a new lobbying approach to bid for entry to United Nations this year as the world body enters the 60th year of its founding.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=50&par=2428   (2817 words)

 Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU)
The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) is a new addition to Taiwan's party system.
In terms of internal structure, the TSU has a Party Congress serving as the highest authority of the party.
The TSU originally only opened its membership to candidates who ran in national and local elections.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/taiwan/tsu.htm   (189 words)

 CNN.com - Beijing unphased by Taiwan's new party - August 13, 2001
The TSU, which was formed in Taipei on Sunday, is closely associated with former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui.
Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, who is close to Lee, has indicated his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) might work together with the TSU in upcoming elections for the Legislative Yuan.
TSU leader Wang Chu-wen claimed it could get 20% of popular votes, or about 20 out of the 225 seats in the legislature.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/08/12/taiwan.lee   (410 words)

 Taiwan (09/05)
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 $49 billion in 2003 and was virtually unchanged in 2004.
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   (6630 words)

 Taiwan Communique no. 98
Comparing this kind of "China fever" that relies on external forces to the Taiwan Solidarity Union's reliance on local forces for changing the situation; the difference in attitude between the two sides is immense.
Most of Taiwan's diplomatic woes can be traced back to the KMT's determination to hang onto its dated concept of "one China." Nevertheless, The People First Party is eager to revive the idea — dressing up this sow's ear — in its role as Taiwan's own Don Quixote tilting at Beijing's windmills.
Establishing a confederation would involve China's recognition of Taiwan's independent sovereignty, that Taiwan was an equal and that Taiwan could voluntarily dissolve the relationship, all of which are anathema to Beijing.
www.taiwandc.org /twcom/98-no3.htm   (1698 words)

 Taiwan Solidarity Union # fahnenversand.de - Fahnen Flaggen Fahne Flagge Nationalflaggen Nationalflagge Shop ...
The Taiwan Solidarity Union was formed by Lee Teng Hui.
Lee, nominally, isn't holding a position in the TSU, but he was regarded as the leader of the party.
The lower part of the circle is B- waves, and in the center the map of Taiwan, occupying most of the height of the circle, in khaki.
www.fahnenversand.de /fotw/flags/tw}tsu.html   (366 words)

 News & Views - Lee Teng-hui Uses 'Big Sticks' to Continue Upsetting Political Situation (8/23/2001)
In order to show his determination" to prop up the "Taiwan Solidarity Union", as soon as he stepped into the meeting place, Lee Teng-hui, without demur, started singing the "Union" party song together with the organization's members at the meeting, and he appeared to be quite excited in the whole process of delivering his speech.
Lee encouraged the "Union" saying that each and every of the nominated candidate is his "another half", now there are still more than 100 days away from the election, he still has many measures, which, once presented, will startle everybody.
He severely criticized the instability of the Taiwan political situation, claiming that the "freedom" and "democracy" he had established over a period of 12 years were soon to collapse, the political situation was in utter confusion, just like the gradual loss and collapse of family asset and property.
www.chinahouston.org /news/2001823070154.html   (1075 words)

 Taiwan: Law Proposed in Taiwan to Counter China’s Move   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The TSU's draft bill requires the president to hold a referendum if Taiwan's political, economic or social system were threatened, and it defines the passage of an anti-secession law by China as such a threat.
“Taiwan's sovereignty or its future or the change of the status quo need to be decided by the Taiwanese people,” the draft law states.
That Taiwan is independent and its residents should decide its political future are claims which have been stated before; they are part of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's platform.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=50&par=2024   (677 words)

 Language School Explorer - Taiwanese_language information.
The sub-ethnic group in Taiwan for which Taiwanese is considered a native language is known as Holo (Hō-ló) or Hoklo (the correspondence between language and ethnicity is not absolute, however, as some Holo speak Taiwanese poorly while some non-Holo speak Taiwanese fluently).
In Taiwan, however, the Tâi-lâm (Tainan, southern Taiwan) speech is the variant of prestige, and the other major variants are the northern speech, the central speech (near Taichung and the port town of Lo̍k-káng in Changhua County), and the northern (northeastern) coastal speech (dominant in Gî-lân).
Although the use of Taiwanese over Mandarin was historically part of the Taiwan independence movement, the linkage between politics and language is not as strong as it once was.
www.school-explorer.com /Taiwanese   (4005 words)

 Damian Grammaticas, Breakaway party launches in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Taiwan Solidarity Union is the first party on the island to have the word Taiwan in its name.
With just four months before parliamentary elections, the Taiwan Solidarity Union is threatening to shift the balance of power on the island.
He is still a member of the Kuomintang, but mounted the stage at the TSU’s inauguration and punched his fist in the air triumphantly.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55/528.html   (379 words)

 Taiwan Solidarity Union biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) (Traditional Chinese: 台灣團結聯盟;, pinyin: Táiwān túanjíe líanméng) is a political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan which advocates Taiwan independence.
In the 2000 presidential elections, the KMT suffered a devastating defeat, in which internal turmoil had caused the party to lose its grip on power.
Half of the TSU candidates had came directly from the KMT.
taiwan-solidarity-union.biography.ms   (648 words)

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The Taiwan Solidarity Union is too small to play a leading role in the 225-member legislature.
But he has stopped short of the more confrontational measures favored by the Taiwan Solidarity Union, partly because of American pressure.
Hsiao Bi-khim, one of the Democratic Progressive Party's most popular lawmakers and a former spokeswoman for the president, said that some of her party's most pro-independence supporters were campaigning for the Taiwan Solidarity Union this year, and that this was forcing President Chen to shift his stance as well.
www.taiwansecurity.org /NYT/2004/NYT-091204.htm   (406 words)

 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GRAPHIC: TT The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) legislative caucus yesterday called on the public to write to Google to protest its listing of Taiwan as a "province of China" on its Google Maps service.
TSU caucus whip David Huang (黃適卓) said that Google Maps' definition of Taiwan as part of China was not only far-fetched but also unacceptable to the nation's people.
By listing Taiwan as a province of China, Google Maps is clearly succumbing to pressure from China to distort the international community's perception of the cross-strait situation, Huang said.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/front/archives/2005/10/04/2003274363   (805 words)

 Elections in Taiwan (Republic of China)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Taiwan (Chinese: 中華 / China (臺灣 / Taiwan)) is a country in East Asia.
The province of Taiwan is divided in 16 counties and 2 special municipalities.
Freedom House rated the country on political rights with a 2 and on civil rights with a 2, both on a scale of 1 to 7 (in which 1 is the most free).
www.electionworld.org /taiwan.htm   (364 words)

 E-Commerce News: Portals & Search : Taiwan's Independence Questioned by Google Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Describing Taiwan as a province of China "is not a fact," he said.
China and Taiwan have been governed separately since they split at the end of a civil war in 1949, but Beijing still sees the island as part of its territory, awaiting reunification.
The TSU said China should not dictate to a "venerable hi-tech company such as Google what to write and how to write," adding that Google had previously dropped "province of China" after its protests.
www.ecommercetimes.com /story/46508.html   (472 words)

 Small party in Taiwan wants fewer China ties
Taipei, Taiwan -- With three days remaining until legislative elections Saturday, the streets here echo with slogans belted out from truck-mounted loudspeakers belonging to the Taiwan Solidarity Union, the smallest but fastest-growing of Taiwan's main political parties.
The TSU, as it is commonly known, favors immediate steps toward greater independence from mainland China.
The party is also calling for changes to the flag, the national anthem and other symbols of Taiwan's heritage as part of China.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/12/09/MNGI0A8TK81.DTL   (301 words)

 Taiwan Solidarity Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With Lee as the "spiritual leader," the TSU hoped that Lee's popularity would help the TSU.
Although there was some initial speculation that Lee's expulsion would cause defections from the Kuomintang, none of the major Kuomintang leaders, including those who were very closely associated with Lee, joined him in the TSU.
Domestically, its stances are centrist while the DPP is left of center.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/taiwan_solidarity_union   (298 words)

 TIME Asia Print Page: Check and Balance --   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His name wasn't on the ballot, but Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian was the big loser in the island's legislative election last Saturday.
Candidates from Chen's independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party and its ally, the Taiwan Solidarity Union—known collectively as the "green" camp—won only 101 out of 225 seats in the fiercely fought contest.
Because Chen was elected President by just 22,000 votes out of 13 million, he needed to win control of the legislature to advance his goal of establishing a national Taiwan identity.
time.com /time/asia/magazine/printout/0,13675,501041220-1006698,00.html   (355 words)

 Taiwan, Map and Flag
In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan.
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.
While Taiwan is a major investor throughout Southeast Asia, China has become the largest destination for investment and has overtaken the US to become Taiwan's largest export market.
www.greatestcities.com /Asia/Taiwan.html   (1329 words)

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