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  Taiwan independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Within Taiwan, the independence movement was one of many dissident causes among the intensifying democracy movement of the 1970s, which culminated in the 1979 Kaohsiung Incident.
Between 1949 and 1991, the official position of the ROC government on Taiwan was that it was the legitimate government of all of China and used this position as justification for authoritarian measures such as the refusal to vacate the seats held by delegates elected on the mainland in 1947 for the Legislative Yuan.
Since the late 1990s, many supporters of Taiwan independence have argued that since Taiwan, as the ROC, is already independent from the mainland, a formal declaration of that fact is not urgent, and in 1998, the Democratic Progressive Party formalized this position in its party resolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan_independence   (2372 words)

  
 Taiwan Independence Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Taiwan Independence Party (建國黨, in pinyin: Jiànguódǎng, literal meaning: "Nation-establishing Party") (TAIP) is a political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan.
It is usually associated with the pan-green coalition and supports Taiwan independence.
Disappointed by the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) gradual moderation of its support of Taiwan independence, some DPP members formed the Taiwan Independence Party in 1996.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwan_Independence_Party   (152 words)

  
 Taiwan Independence R.I.P.
Taiwan "independence" ideologues neglected the ROC economy, because its devotees among the left of center DPP and TAIP have never really believed their own high-minded rhetoric about why they were demanding independence.
Taiwan independence quislings routinely assert that Taiwan's economic miracle was "built on a foundation of efficient Japanese colonial rule" and owes little or nothing to mainland China, or even "mainlanders" on Taiwan.
The collapse of Taiwan independence in 2000 was as unexpected as the fall of the Berlin Wall and dissolution of the Warsaw Pact beginning in 1989.
journeyeast.tripod.com /taiwan_independence_r.i.p..html   (2824 words)

  
 Taiwan independence - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taiwan independence (台灣獨立, pinyin: Táiwān dúlì, Taiwanese: Tâi-oân To̍k-li̍p; abbreviated to 台獨, Táidú, Tâi-to̍k) is a political movement whose goal is to create a sovereign, independent Republic of Taiwan out of the lands currently administered by the Republic of China.
It is supported by the pan-green coalition on Taiwan and opposed by the pan-blue coalition and the People's Republic of China, which favor Chinese reunification.
Opinion polls suggest that between 70 to 80 percent of Taiwanese support the "status quo" which is to leave Taiwan's status exactly the way that it is and to leave the issue of whether to become independent or reunify for a future date.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /t/ta/taiwan_independence.html   (416 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Taiwan independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Proposed flag for the proposed Republic of Taiwan The Republic of Taiwan (臺灣共和國; Taiwanese: 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...
A declaration of independence is a proclamation of the independence of a newly formed or reformed independent state, usually from a part or the whole of the territory of another nation, or a document containing such a declaration.
Taiwan independence (Chinese: 台灣獨立, pinyin: Táiwān dúlì, Taiwanese Romanization: Tâi-oân To̍k-li̍p; abbreviated to 台獨, Táidú, Tâi-to̍k) is a political movement whose goal is primarily to create an independent and sovereign Republic of Taiwan (out of the lands currently administered by the Republic of China) that is politically, culturally, and geographically separate from China.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Taiwan-independence   (656 words)

  
 Taiwan Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taiwan is a free and democratic nation with multiparty elections and a very successful economy that is more profitable than any single province within the People's Republic of China.
The PRC is blocking Taiwan from having a seat in the United Nations, and prevents the Taiwanese from even the right to fly their own flag in the Olympic Games.
Taiwan should be recognized as a part of the People's Republic of China if, and only if, Taiwan decides to become so.
members.aol.com /JoJoLewis/Taiwan/Taiwan_index.html   (829 words)

  
 Taiwan Independence
Taiwan "independence" is characterized by complete and utter dependency, materially and emotionally, on whoever weilds the most power.
The Taiwan Relations Act is the political and military analog of IMF bailout guarantees, amounting to an artificial incentive for "stealth separatists" like Lee Teng-hui to deliberately adopt non-starter negotiating positions and engage in reckless brinksmanship.
Taiwan independence is a movement which if genuinely understood would evoke scant sympathy from Americans, certainly not from American POWs who survived the Bataan Death March, and the Taiwan independence leaders know it.
members.tripod.com /~journeyeast/taiwan_independence.html   (1831 words)

  
 Taiwan Independence Movement
For example, the Taiwan Communist Party, which was formed in 1928, had the overthrow of the Japanese imperialist control of Taiwan and the establishment of an independent Taiwan as a part of the party constitution.
However, as the occupation was ended in 1952, the independence movement regained the momentum and established the Taiwan Republic Provisional Government in Tokyo, on February 28, 1956.
Taiwan Freedom Independence Party which was established in Nagoya in February, 1961, merged with the Taiwan Independence Compatriots Organization in 1967, and formed the Taiwan Dokuritsu Sodomei (Taiwan Independence Union).
www.wufi.org.tw /eng/timovmnt.htm   (1409 words)

  
 Taiwan History Timeline
Taiwan and the U.S. consider the exercises an act of intimidation by China and the U.S. responds by sending a fleet of naval reinforcements to the area in what would be the biggest U.S. envoy in Asia since the Vietnam War.
Taiwan President Lee says in a German radio interview that China and Taiwan should deal with each other on a "state-to-state" basis, implying that Taiwan is moving towards a formal declaration of independence.
Taiwan's national legislature approved two resolutions of varying severity, one calling on China not to deploy any more missiles aimed at Taiwan and the gradual removal of its existing missiles, the other demanding the immediate removal of the missiles.
www.infoplease.com /spot/taiwantime1.html   (1935 words)

  
 The Epoch Times :: Taiwan Independence: Necessary, Beyond Campaign Rhetoric
Taiwan is thought to live in a status quo, and that is thought to be the middle ground between two extremes -- those being "reunification" with China, and "independence" from China.
The good reasons for independence are more than emotional responses to a bellicose PRC government -- although, we must allow that this, too, is a factor.
Principled Taiwan voters would say that 'no extra dead people are acceptable,' and hence that the status quo is unacceptable.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-2-27/20170.html   (712 words)

  
 Taiwan’s Independence Gambit: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
The island was chosen for its resemblance to Taiwan in terrain and weather.
China and Taiwan are set on a slow-motion collision course, and U.S. policy is inadvertently encouraging the impending catastrophe.
Taiwan’s December elections are a key date for the future of China-Taiwan-U.S. relations.
independent.org /newsroom/article.asp?id=1352   (640 words)

  
 The Strait Scoop by Bevin Chu
Currently living and working in Taiwan, Chu is the son of a retired high-ranking diplomat with the ROC (Taiwan) government.
The Taiwan separatist elite alleges that 10,000, 20,000 or even 30,000 "Taiwanese" died at the hands of Chiang Kai-shek’s KMT troops.
The problem is that the 2-28 Incident should be commemorated NOT by the Taiwan independence victimologists, but by the surviving family members of "mainlanders." Mainlanders, not "Taiwanese" were the primary victims of the 2-28 Incident.
www.antiwar.com /chu/c022500.html   (1874 words)

  
 Taiwan: China vows to prevent Taiwan independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taiwan split from the mainland at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, but Beijing still sees the democratic island of 23 million as a part of Chinese territory and has pledged to bring it back into the fold, by force if necessary.
Taiwan's top China policymaker said the anti-secession law marked Beijing's most serious attempt to pressurise Taipei and, if approved, would define China as the sole arbitrator and lawmaker for relations across the Taiwan Strait.
"The Taiwan authorities under Chen Shui-bian have recklessly challenged the status quo that both sides of the Straits belong to one and the same China, and markedly escalated the 'Taiwan independence' activities designed to split China," it said.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=50&par=1693   (1038 words)

  
 Taiwan Independence and Free Lunches
Taiwan ”independence” is characterized by complete and utter dependency, materially and emotionally, on whomever wields the most power.
We owe it to ourselves to consider long and hard whether Taiwan independence is something American taxpayers want to pay for with our sweat – and American fighting men and women want to pay for with their blood.
Currently living and working in Taiwan, Chu is the son of a retired high-ranking diplomat with the ROC government.
www.antiwar.com /orig/chu3.html   (1873 words)

  
 Taiwan's President Is Sworn In (washingtonpost.com)
Chen, 53, was sworn in under a relentless downpour in a ceremony attended by representatives of the 26 nations that still maintain diplomatic relations with the Republic of China, as this self-governed island is formally known.
Chen said his constitutional changes would be designed only to improve the efficiency of Taiwan's government and would not touch on the issues of sovereignty, territory or Taiwan's political status, that Beijing has defined as red lines not to be crossed under threat of war.
Chen's renunciation of steps leading toward formal independence for Taiwan appeared to respond to pressure from the United States and other nations that he refrain from exacerbating his tense relationship with the mainland, which has deployed about 500 short-range missiles on the other side of the 100-mile Taiwan Strait.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A40991-2004May19.html   (697 words)

  
 Dying for Taiwan Independence by Bevin Chu
According to the results of a scientific poll conducted in late March by the Chinese Culture University on Taiwan, 65% of the university students on Taiwan would be unwilling to defend the island if the Chinese Communists were to attack; only 35% would be willing.
The reason the brightest young minds on Taiwan are unwilling to fight in the event the Chinese mainland attacks, is not because they are unwilling to "fight for their country."
For Taiwan independence sympathizers who have been brainwashed by Taiwan independence propaganda for the past 17 years, the results of this March 2005 poll should provide a badly needed reality check.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig5/chu3.html   (433 words)

  
 Taiwan Vote May Boost Independence (washingtonpost.com)
In a long and vigorous campaign, Chen has sought from Taiwan's 16.5 million voters a freer hand in the legislature to pursue the independence that he has fought for throughout a stormy political career and has advanced since being elected president in 2000.
Taiwan's China Airlines, for instance, often has been confused with the mainland's Air China and, they said, Taiwan's people have demanded that something be done to clear things up.
But running through the plans is an underlying desire to move as fast as the international atmosphere allows toward formal independence, matching what officials already describe as de facto independence and a growing sense of national identity among Taiwan's 23 million people.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A55965-2004Dec10.html   (928 words)

  
 taiwanindependence's Xanga Site
Just when some of us were alarmed that the US government is spying on us (I have 3 copies of the little red book myself) turns out that the story about how a University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth student was investigated by agents from the US Department of Homeland Security was a big giant hoax.
Not only were the elections a bit shaky, but Taiwan shook a little too.
Likewise there has been usual attacks on Taiwan servers, like the time the DPP website was replaced with pictures of Mao, Soviet era tanks rebranded for the PLA, and general redness.
www.xanga.com /home.aspx?user=taiwanindependence   (2245 words)

  
 taiwan independence and other taiwan related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A pro-independence resource, emphasising that Taiwan and China are two separate countries and all contact between them are classed as state-to-state.
Tuesday was not Taiwan's day at the White House, as President Bush announced that the U.S. had asked the island republic to cancel a...
O ne of the charges leveled against Li was "fomenting Taiwan independence." The charge was utterly ludicrous.
www.nethorde.com /taiwan/taiwan-independence.html   (277 words)

  
 Taiwan: Pro-independence forces suffer setback   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Independents won the remaining 10 seats, however, two of those independents were affiliated with the KMT, Agence France Presse quoted a Central Election Committee (CEC) official as saying.
In China, officials have reacted cautiously, with dailies viewing the opposition victory in Taiwan as a major setback for the pro-independence forces, but not a decisive victory against them, as there is no indication Chen is ready to abandon his push for what he calls Taiwan’s “separate identity”.
Officially, however, the White House refused to acknowledge Taiwan’s independence and opposes any unilateral move by either China or Taiwan to change the status quo.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=50&par=1638   (766 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Nation / China applauds Bush stance against Taiwan independence
Bush, in his remarks Tuesday, was responding to recent moves by Taiwan's president, Chen Shui-bian, to call a "defensive" referendum asking voters whether they want China to withdraw the hundreds of missiles it has deployed within striking distance of Taiwan.
Western analysts have said Chen's move was based on a desire to heighten tensions between Taiwan and China in the run-up to Taiwan's presidential election on March 20.
In Taiwan, Chen said he believed that Washington eventually would support the referendum, a widely held belief making the rounds on the island.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2003/12/12/china_applauds_bush_stance_against_taiwan_independence   (568 words)

  
 CNN.com - New law sparks Taiwan protests - Mar 6, 2005
China's foreign policy towards North Korea and Taiwan may jeopardize its relations with the U.S. As China becomes wealthier, the dangers and consequences of pollution are growing.
One day after reiterating that China would never allow Taiwan's independence, Li said on day two of the annual session of parliament there was no need to jump to conclusions over the anti-secession bill.
The measure has triggered vast opposition in Taiwan, with Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian recently saying it is a "dark cloud" hanging over relations between the island and mainland China.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/03/06/china.npc   (559 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
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.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/tw.html   (1298 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - China: Use of force may be 'unavoidable' if Taiwan pursues independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wang Zaixi, a top mainland official who deals with the Taiwan issue, said curbing any efforts the island makes toward independence is the ultimate goal of the mainland, which will go to war if necessary.
"If the Taiwan authorities collude with all splittist forces to openly engage in pro-independence activities and challenge the mainland and the one-China principle, the use of force may become unavoidable," Wang was quoted as saying in China Daily, an English-language newspaper with a wide foreign audience.
When Chen ran for president in Taiwan in 2000, he was the candidate that Beijing disliked most because his opposition party had called for independence.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-11-18-china-taiwan_x.htm   (863 words)

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