Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.

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Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.

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Agency overview
Jurisdiction  United Kingdom
Headquarters 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0EB, Victoria, London
Agency executive Liu Chih-kung[1], Representative
Parent agency Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. (TRO; Chinese: 駐英國台北代表處; pinyin: Zhù Yīngguó Táiběi Dàibiǎo Chù) is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of China (ROC) in the United Kingdom (UK).[2] It is not a fully-fledged embassy owing to the ongoing Taiwan dispute and One-China policy. However, it is the highest-level representation of the ROC government in the United Kingdom. It manages cultural, economic and political cooperation between the UK and the ROC, as well as offering consular services.[3] Its counterpart body in Taiwan is the British Trade and Cultural Office.


The UK formerly recognised the government of Republic of China as the sole legitimate government of China, before switching recognition to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1950.[4] The ROC office in London dates from September 1963 when it was called the Free Chinese Centre (自由中國中心), before being renamed in 1992 to Taipei Representative Office in the U.K..[5]

Organizational structure[edit]

  • Economic Division
  • Education Division
  • Press Division
  • Science and Technology Division
  • Overseas Compatriots Division
  • Financial Division
  • Consular Division



The nearest station to the representative office is London Victoria station.

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Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 0°08′45″W / 51.49626°N 0.145969°W / 51.49626; -0.145969