List of diplomatic missions of Taiwan

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The diplomatic missions of Taiwan include embassies and representative offices. Due to the special political status, the Republic of China (Taiwan) only maintains a handful of full-fledged diplomatic missions abroad. Notably, Taiwan is one of the few countries in the world that has resident embassies in all of the countries with which it has diplomatic relations.

In countries with which Taiwan does not have diplomatic relations, unofficial intermediary bodies, whose heads are nonetheless appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, are maintained for routine matters that would otherwise be handled by embassies or consulates, such as passport and visa issuance, assistance for citizens in distress, trade, cultural and economic relations, etc. These offices are usually titled "Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office" or "Taipei Representative Office". Owing to the One-China policy practised by many states, very few countries allow unofficial Taiwanese missions to operate under the country's official name, but among those that do are Fiji, Jordan, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. In turn, the major countries of the world maintain missions in Taipei, such as the American Institute in Taiwan, that take on the functions of embassies.

Taiwan is represented in an unofficial capacity in the two Special Administrative Regions of China. In Hong Kong the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hong Kong provides a limited range of services on behalf of the Taiwanese government, working strictly in an unofficial capacity [1]. The service was previously managed by Taiwan's foreign ministry until Hong Kong's handover in 1997; it is now administered by the Mainland Affairs Council [2]. In Macau, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau works under a similar remit. In addition, under a mechanism established in 2010, governments of Taiwan and Hong Kong engage through representation by the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council (ECCC) and Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council (ECCPC) respectively.[1]

Europe[edit]

Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See
Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands
Country City Name of diplomatic missions
 Austria Vienna Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vienna, Austria
 Belgium Brussels Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium
 Czech Republic Prague Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Prague, Czech Republic
 Denmark Copenhagen Taipei Representative Office in Denmark
 Finland Helsinki Taipei Representative Office in Finland
 France Paris Taipei Representative Office in France
 Germany Berlin Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany
Frankfurt Taipei Representative Office in Frankfurt
Hamburg Taipei Representative Office in Hamburg
Munich Taipei Representative Office in Munich
 Greece Athens Taipei Representative Office in Greece
 Holy See Vatican City Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See
 Hungary Budapest Taipei Representative Office
 Ireland Dublin Taipei Representative Office in Ireland
 Italy Rome Taipei Representative Office in Italy
 Latvia Riga Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia
 Netherlands The Hague Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands
 Norway Oslo Taipei Representative Office in Norway
 Poland Warsaw Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Poland
 Portugal Lisbon Taipei Economic and Cultural Center
 Russia Moscow Representative Office in Moscow for the Taipei-Moscow
Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission
 Slovakia Bratislava Taipei Representative Office, Bratislava
 Spain Madrid Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Madrid, Spain
 Sweden Stockholm Taipei Mission in Sweden
  Switzerland Bern Taipei Cultural and Economic Delegation
Geneva Taipei Cultural and Economic Delegation, Geneva Office
 Turkey Ankara Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara, Turkey
 United Kingdom London Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.
Edinburgh Taipei Representative Office in the U.K., Edinburgh Office

North America[edit]

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States in Washington, D.C.
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Texas
Country City Name of diplomatic missions
 Belize Belize City Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize
 Canada Ottawa Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
Toronto Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto
Vancouver Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Embajada de la República de China en la Rep. Dominicana
 El Salvador San Salvador Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) en El Salvador
 Guatemala Guatemala City Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) en Guatemala
 Haiti Port-au-Prince Ambassade de la République de Chine (Taiwan) en Haiti
 Honduras Tegucigalpa Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) en Honduras
San Pedro Sula Consulate General
 Mexico Mexico City Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
 Nicaragua Managua La Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) en la República de Nicaragua
 Panama Panama City Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) en Panamá
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Saint Christopher and Nevis
 Saint Lucia Castries The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 United States Washington, D.C. Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States
Atlanta Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta
Boston Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston
Chicago Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
Guam Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam
Honolulu Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu
Houston Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
Kansas City Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City
Los Angeles Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles
Miami Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami
New York Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
San Francisco Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco
Seattle Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle

South America[edit]

Country City Name of diplomatic missions
 Argentina Buenos Aires Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
 Brazil Brasilia Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brazil
São Paulo Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
 Chile Santiago de Chile Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
 Colombia Bogotá Taipei Commercial Office
 Ecuador Quito Commercial Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Quito, Ecuador
 Paraguay Asunción Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) en la República del Paraguay
Ciudad del Este Consulado de la Republica de China (Taiwan)
 Peru Lima Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Africa[edit]

Country City Name of diplomatic missions
 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Ambassade de la République de Chine (Taiwan), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
 Nigeria Abuja The Trade Mission of the ROC (Taiwan), Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
 São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé Embaixada da República da China (Taiwan) na República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe
 South Africa Pretoria Taipei Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa
Cape Town Taipei Liaison Office in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
 Swaziland Mbabane Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Kingdom of Swaziland

Asia[edit]

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Japan.
Country City Name of diplomatic missions
 Bahrain Manama Trade Mission of Taiwan to the Kingdom of Bahrain
 Brunei Brunei Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam
 China Beijing Taiwan Strait Tourism Association
Shanghai Taiwan Strait Tourism Association
 Hong Kong Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong
 Macau Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau
 India New Delhi Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi
 Indonesia Jakarta Taipei Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta, Indonesia
 Israel Tel Aviv Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Tel Aviv
 Japan Tokyo Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan
Fukuoka Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Branch
Naha Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Branch
Osaka Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Branch
Sapporo Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Branch
Yokohama Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Branch
 Jordan Amman Commercial Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Amman, Jordan
 South Korea Seoul Taipei Mission in Korea, Seoul, Korea
Busan Taipei Mission in Korea, Busan Office
 Kuwait Kuwait City Taipei Commercial Representative Office in the State of Kuwait
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia
 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Taipei Trade and Economic Representative Office in Ulaanbaatar
 Oman Muscat Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Muscat, Oman
 Philippines Manila Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah Office
 Singapore Singapore Taipei Representative Office in Singapore
 Thailand Bangkok Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand
 United Arab Emirates Dubai Commercial Office of the Republic of China to Dubai
 Vietnam Hanoi Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Ho Chi Minh City Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City

Oceania[edit]

Country City Name of diplomatic missions
 Australia Canberra Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia
Brisbane Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Brisbane, Australia
Melbourne Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Melbourne
Sydney Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney
 Fiji Suva Trade Mission of the Republic of China, Suva, Republic of Fiji Islands
 Kiribati Tarawa Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
 Marshall Islands Majuro Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands
 Nauru Yaren Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Yaren, Republic of Nauru
 New Zealand Wellington Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, New Zealand
Auckland Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Auckland
 Palau Koror Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Republic of Palau
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Trade Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Papua New Guinea
 Solomon Islands Honiara Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Solomon Islands
 Tuvalu Funafuti Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Tuvalu

Multilateral organisations[edit]

Organization City Name of diplomatic missions
European Union Brussels Permanent Mission to the European Union
World Trade Organization Geneva Permanent Mission of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu to the World Trade Organization

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Different era and mood for 'little dragons' talks, SCMP, by Fanny W.Y. Fung, 20 April 2010

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