Kuomintang (KMT; Chinese: 中國國民黨; English: Chinese Nationalist Party) is the main political party in Republic of China (Taiwan). It was ruling in Mainland China until 1949 when Communists captured the mainland and the KMT moved to Taiwan. It was founded by Song Jiaoren and Sun Yat-sen. Chiang Kai-shek later led for decades.
|Chairman||Johnny Chiang Chi-chen|
|Founded||10 October 1919|
|Headquarters||232–234 Sec 2 Bade Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei, ROC|
|Think tank||National Policy Foundation|
|Youth wing||Kuomintang Youth League|
|Education Wing||Institute of Revolutionary Practice|
|Armed wing||National Revolutionary Army (1925–1947)|
Taiwan Garrison Command (1958–1992)
|National affiliation||Pan-Blue Coalition|
|Regional affiliation||Asia Pacific Democrat Union|
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"Kuomintang (Guómíndǎng)" in Traditional (top) and Simplified (bottom) Chinese characters
|Literal meaning||"Nationals’ Party of China"|
|Mongolian Cyrillic||Дундадын (Хятадын) Гоминдан (Хувьсгалт Нам)|
|Mongolian script||ᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ ᠶᠢᠨ|
|Manchu script||ᠵᡠᠩᡬᠣ ᡳ|
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- "New face for KMT in Taiwan". The Australian.
The problems for the centre-right KMT in retaining the presidency over the centre-left DPP…
- Qi, Dongtao (11 November 2013). "Globalization, Social Justice Issues, Political and Economic Nationalism in Taiwan: An Explanation of the Limited Resurgence of the DPP during 2008–2012". The China Quarterly. 216: 1018–1044. doi:10.1017/S0305741013001124.
Furthermore, the studies also suggest that the DPP, as a centre-left party opposed to the centre-right KMT, has been the leading force in addressing Taiwan's various social justice issues.
- Shim, Jaemin (2018). "Mind the Gap! Comparing Gender Politics in Japan and Taiwan". GIGA Focus|Asia. German Institute of Global and Area Studies (5). Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
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Instead of reshaping its priorities to fit the expectations of a changing society, the KMT (at least for the moment) seems to be doubling down on its self-marginalizing approach. The new party chair is Hung Hsiu-chu, the erstwhile presidential candidate whose far-right views made it necessary to replace her.
- "Taiwan Lawmakers Push `Marriage Equality` Bill". Inter Press Service. 30 October 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
The current push follows two previous efforts by DPP lawmakers in 2003 and 2006 to introduce same-sex marriage bills that were blocked from the legislative agenda by the right-wing Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT) majority.