Taiwan Independence Party

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Taiwan Independence Party

建國黨
Jiànguódǎng (Mandarin)
Kien-koet Tóng (Hakka)
AbbreviationTAIP
ChairmanHuang Kuo-hua[1]
Founded6 October 1996 (1996-10-06)
Headquarters9F, No.15-8, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Taipei
IdeologyTaiwanese nationalism
Taiwan independence
Radicalism
Anti-Chinese nationalism
National affiliationPan-Green Coalition
Party flag
Taiwan Independence Party flag.svg
Taiwan Independence Party
Traditional Chinese建國黨
Simplified Chinese建国党
Literal meaningNation-establishing Party

The Taiwan Independence Party (TAIP; Chinese: 建國黨; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kiàn-kok Tóng), also known as the Taiwan Nation Party, is a political party in Taiwan. It is usually associated with the Pan-Green Coalition and supports Taiwan independence.

History[edit]

Disappointed by the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) gradual moderation of its support of Taiwan independence, some DPP members, many connected to Peng Ming-min's "Nation Building Association" formed the Taiwan Independence Party in 1996. However, the party has failed to win large-scale support, due to the lack of organizational skills and internal disagreements.[2] It has largely been displaced as Taiwan's ideological independence party by the newly formed Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU).

Election results[edit]

Legislative elections[edit]

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
1998
1 / 113
145,118 1.50% Increase 1 seat;
2016
0 / 113
27,496 0.23% Decrease ; No seats

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pan, Jason (16 December 2016). "Independence advocates thank Donald Trump". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ Copper, John F. (2007). Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China). Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East, No. 64. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 244–245. ISBN 9780810856004. OL 7997166M.