Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain

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Taiwan 駐西班牙台北經濟文化代表處
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain
Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España
Agency overview
Formed1973 (as Centro Sun Yat-sen)[1]
Jurisdiction Spain
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Agency executive
WebsiteOficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain; (Chinese: 駐西班牙台北代表處; pinyin: Zhù Xībānyá Dàibiǎo Chù) (Spanish: Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España) represents the interests of Taiwan in Spain in the absence of formal diplomatic relations, functioning as a de facto embassy. Its counterpart in Taiwan is the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Taipei.[3]

The Office is headed by a Representative, currently Simon Ko.[2]

History[edit]

The office was established as the Centro Sun Yat-sen in 1973.[1] Previously, Spain recognised Taiwan as the Republic of China, which was represented by an embassy in Madrid.[4] There were close relations between the governments of Francisco Franco and Chiang Kai-shek, both of which were anti-communist.[5] However, diplomatic relations were severed in 1973 when Spain recognised the People's Republic of China.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pretence of Privatisation: Taiwan's External Relations, Françoise Mengin, in Privatising the State, Béatrice Hibou, C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 2004, pages 154
  2. ^ a b Taiwán designa nuevo representante en España, Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en México, 19 January 2016
  3. ^ Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Republic of China)
  4. ^ Directory of Taiwan, China News, 1968, page 51
  5. ^ Franco Wishes Pres. Chiang Success Archived 2016-06-01 at the Wayback Machine, Taiwan Today, December 19, 1965
  6. ^ ROC and Spain better relations despite lack of diplomatic ties, Taiwan Journal, November 9, 1975

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