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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.

Taiwan Independence Party

Jiànguódǎng (Mandarin)
Kien-koet Tóng (Hakka)
ChairmanHuang Kuo-hua[1]
Founded6 October 1996 (1996-10-06)
Headquarters9F, No.15-8, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Taipei
IdeologyTaiwanese nationalism
Taiwan independence
Anti-Chinese nationalism
Political positionCentre-right to Right-wing[citation needed]
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



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 resultsEdit

Legislative electionsEdit

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


  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.