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The Republic of China (ROC) on the Island of Taiwan (formerly Formosa), once the stronghold of the Kuomintang (KMT, or Nationalist Party), has evolved into a democracy with an elected president, national and local legislatures, and elected national, provincial, county, city, and town officials. Since 2000 the head of state has been Chen Shui-bian, a member of the Democratic Progressive Party.

Administratively, Taiwan is divided into 18 counties, five municipalities (Chia…

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Rubinstein, Murray A. and Malek, Roman, “Taiwan”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.4>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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