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Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League
台湾民主自治同盟
Táiwān Mínzhǔ Zìzhì Tóngméng
AbbreviationTDSL
ChairpersonSu Hui
Executive Vice ChairpersonLi Yuefeng
Founded12 November 1947; 76 years ago (1947-11-12)
Preceded byTaiwanese Communist Party
Headquarters14 Zuojiazhuang W Street
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
NewspaperTaimeng (The TDSL)
Xin Taiwan Congkan (New Taiwan Series; only in Hong Kong, before 1949)
Membership (2022)3,400
Ideology
National People's Congress (14th)
14 / 2,977
NPC Standing Committee
4 / 175
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
20 / 544
(Seats for political parties)
Website
www.taimeng.org.cn Edit this at Wikidata
Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese臺灣民主自治同盟
Simplified Chinese台湾民主自治同盟
Abbreviation
Chinese台盟
Tibetan name
Tibetanཐའེ་ཝན་དམངས་གཙོ་རང་སྐྱོང་མནའ་མཐུན་
Zhuang name
ZhuangDaizvanh Minzcuj Swci Dungzmungz
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicДайвааны ардчилсан өөртөө засах холбоо
Mongolian scriptᠲᠠᠶᠢᠸᠠᠨ ᠤ
ᠠᠷᠠᠳᠴᠢᠯᠠᠭᠰᠠᠨ
ᠥᠪᠡᠷᠲᠡᠭᠡᠨ ᠵᠠᠰᠠᠬᠤ
ᠬᠣᠯᠪᠣᠭ᠎ᠠ
Uyghur name
Uyghurتەيۋەن دېموكراتىك ئاپتونوم ئىتتىپاقى
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᡨᠠᡳᠮᡝᠩ
RomanizationTaimeng
Central committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League

The Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League (TDSL), also known by its Chinese abbreviation Taimeng (simplified Chinese: 台盟; traditional Chinese: 臺盟), is one of the eight minor political parties in the People's Republic of China under the direction of the Chinese Communist Party.

With 14 seats in the National People's Congress and 4 seats in the NPC Standing Committee, the TDSL is the smallest legally recognized minor political party in the People's Republic of China. TDSL supports Chinese unification.[3] The party does not participate in the political system of Taiwan.

History

The party was founded in the then-British colony of Hong Kong in November 1947, by members of the Taiwanese Communist Party who survived the February 28 incident.[citation needed]

Organization

In June 2022, the party had organizations in 19 province-level administrative divisions throughout China.[4]

The TDSL publishes the newspaper Taimeng (The TDSL).[5] It historically published the Xin Taiwan Congkan (New Taiwan Series) before 1949 while it was based in Hong Kong.[6]

Composition

The TDSL is mostly composed of prominent people from Taiwan or people of Taiwanese heritage who now reside on the mainland. As of June 2022, it has 3,400 members.[4]

Chairpersons

  1. Xie Xuehong (1949–1958)
  2. Cai Xiao (1979–1983)
  3. Su Ziheng [zh] (1983–1987)
  4. Lin Shengzhong [zh] (1987–1988)
  5. Cai Zimin [zh] (1988–1995)
  6. Zhang Kehui (1995–2005)
  7. Lin Wenyi (2005–2017)
  8. Su Hui (2017–present)[7]

References

  1. ^ "台湾民主自治同盟简介". www.taimeng.gov.cn (in Chinese). 8 January 2018. Archived from the original on 6 September 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ "台湾民主自治同盟章程". www.taimeng.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League vows to promote cross-Strait development". Xinhuanet. 4 January 2019. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b "新闻背景:台湾民主自治同盟" [News background: Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League]. Xinhua News Agency. 7 December 2022. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  5. ^ "台盟盟刊". www.taimeng.org.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ 王连伟 (14 December 2012). "不能忘却的 《新台湾丛刊》". tw.people.com.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 21 September 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "现任领导". www.taimeng.org.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.