After the successful Northern Expedition led by the Kuomintang (KMT) and its leader Chiang Kai-shek, the KMT managed to nominally unify China and established the National Government of the Republic of China (also known as the Nationalist Government; traditional Chinese: 國民政府; simplified Chinese: 国民政府; pinyin: Guómín Zhèngfǔ) with its capital in Nanjing, whose authority was maintained till the full-scale outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.

The president is directly elected. The president appoints the premier, who wields considerable power because they appoint the heads of Taiwan's many ministries that oversee the large bureaucracy.

3. Why do you think Taiwan has so many political parties? Are they very different from each other?

The premier selects officials to be the heads of Taiwan's ministries; these heads help oversee the nation's bureaucracies.

Our work in Taiwan contributes significantly to the UK’s prosperity. Taiwan is the world’s 19th largest trading economy. Its high-technology strengths and ongoing national investment programmes present benefits for UK companies.

The UK and Taiwan enjoy a flourishing relationship based on trade, investment, cultural, educational, and other links. The British Office Taipei promotes and supports these, and provides practical assistance to British nationals in Taiwan.

When Yuan died, the parliament of 1913 was reconvened to give legitimacy to a new government. However, the real power of the time passed to military leaders, forming the warlord period. The impotent government still had its use; when World War I began, several Western powers and Japan wanted China to declare war on Germany, in order to liquidate German holdings.

Taiwan's government is a multiparty democracy that consists of five government branches: the Legislative Yuan, the Executive Yuan, the Judicial Yuan, the Examination Yuan and the Control Yuan. The president and members of the Legislative Yuan are elected by popular vote. The Legislative Yuan is a unicameral sect with only one house.

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Taiwan's government is a multiparty democratic regime headed by popularly-elected president and unicameral legislature.

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This new constitutional government moved to Taipei, Taiwan, in 1949 because of its military losses in the Chinese Civil War. It remains in Taiwan and exercises control over other islands including Penghu, Quemoy, Matsu, Itu Aba, and Pratas. Control of the government had historically been dominated by the Kuomintang, but the situation has changed as the Republic of China evolved into a multi-party democracy.

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Many claim that Taiwan is the first Chinese democracy. This point can be debated, but there are few countries in Asia that have a more open political system than Taiwan. This a recent change- Taiwan was essentially a dictatorship until martial law was lifted in 1987. Today, there is universal suffrage and the voting age in 20.

The Examination Yuan is in charge of validating the qualification of civil servants in the Republic of China. As a special branch of government under the Three Principles of the People. The concept of the Examination Yuan is based on the old Imperial examination system used in Imperial China.

1. What do you think is different about Taiwan's system of government compared to China's or even the United States?

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Theoretically separate from the national government is the government of Taiwan province, which includes all of Taiwan except for the cities of Taipei and Kaohsing and a few islands off the mainland coast. The province is administered by a governor, which in 1994 became an elective post, and a 79-member provincial assembly.

2. What is similar between Taiwan and the United States division of government?

Amending the ROC constitution now requires the approval of three-fourths of the quorum of members of the Legislative Yuan. This quorum requires at least three-fourths of all members of the Legislature. After passing by the legislature, the amendment needs ratification in a referendum from at least fifty percent of all eligible voters of the ROC regardless of voter turnout.

Taiwan's national government is based on the constitution of 1946 (effective 1947, amended numerous times), which was drawn up to govern the whole of China; when the Nationalist government moved to Taiwan in 1949, most countries still recognized it as the government of all China, and it technically continues to adhere to that claim.

Taiwan's power is distributed among five large branches of government called Yuan: the Legislative Yuan (National Assembly), Executive Yuan, Judicial Yuan, Examination Yuan, and Control Yuan. The Examination Yuan oversees Taiwan's difficult system of exams, controlling access to education, jobs, business licenses, the civil service and so on. The Control Yuan is a watchdog agency that tries to keep things honest.

Beijing is already frustrated with Tsai—and she hasn't even taken office.

Capital punishment is legal. Efforts have been made by the government to reduce the number of executions, although they have not been able to completely abolish the punishment. As of 2006, about 80% of Taiwanese want to keep the death penalty.[2]

The president chooses a premier who serves as president of the Executive Yuan. Officials are appointed to the Examination Yuan by the president. Members of the Judicial Yuan and Control Yuan are also appointed by the president, but these appointees must be approved by the Legislative Yuan.

Taiwan is still officially a province of China; there is a largely forgotten provincial government with its capital at the village of Chunghsing in Taichung County. In 1997, Taiwan's constitution was amended to reduce the provincial government's role to a few ceremonial posts. This act angered mainland China, as it seemed to imply that Taiwan was no longer a province of China but an independent nation.

Based on the traditional Chinese censorate, the Control Yuan is an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government. It may be compared to the Court of Auditors of the European Union, the Government Accountability Office of the United States, a political ombudsman, or a standing commission for administrative inquiry.

Tsai’s current policy of recognizing the ROC constitutional framework without outright accepting the concept of One China fares well domestically. In a recent survey by Taiwan Indicators Survey Research, 55.1 percent of the Taiwanese public believes Tsai’s policy qualifies as maintaining the status quo in relations with the mainland, an option that has topped the people’s preferences for Taiwan’s future since 1995.

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There were also several warlord governments and puppet states sharing the same name. See also: Wang Jingwei Government, Warlord era.