Taiwan Politics Database

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Abbreviation Meaning
AA Auswärtiges Amt
AAC Agency Against Corruption
AAPS Asian Association of Police Studies
ABRI Architecture and Building Research Institute
ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ABWR Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
ACRI Agricultural Chemicals Research Institute
ACS Administration for Cyber Security
A.D. Anno Domini
ADI Administration for Digital Industries
ADIZ Air Defense Identification Zone
AEA Administrative Enforcement Agency
AEAR Association of East Asian Relations
AEC Asia Engagement Consortium
AEC Atomic Energy Council
AFR Association of Foreign Relations
AFRC Armed Forces Reserve Command
AHK Deutsche Außenhandelskammer
AHRI Animal Health Research Institute
AI Artificial Intelligence
AIDC Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIT American Institute in Taiwan
aka also known as
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ("Lou Gehrig's Disease")
a.m. ante meridiem
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
AMLO Anti-Money Laundering Office
ANRPRC Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Research Center
AOCAdministration of Commerce
AOC Air Operator's Certificate
AP Associated Press
APACL Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APHIA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency
APLFD Asian Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy
APRC AIDS Prevention and Research Center
AR Autonomous Region [PRC]
ARATS Association for Relations across the Taiwan Strait
ARDSWC Agency of Rural Development and Soil and Water Conservation
ARI Advanced Research Institute
ARRC Advanced Rocket Research Center
ARTC Automotive Research and Testing Center
ASC Aviation Safety Council
ASE Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASVDA Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency
ASVDP Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan
ATETS Association for Tourism Exchange across the Taiwan Straits
ATIEM Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises on the Mainland
ATRI Agricultural Technology Research Institute
AUC Alliance for the Unification of China
Aug. August
AVG American Volunteer Group in China
b. born
BAMID Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development
BAPHIQ Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BC Before Christ
BCC Biostatistical Consultation Center
BCC Broadcasting Corporation of China
BCIQ Bureau of Commodity Inspection and Quarantine
BFA Boao Forum for Asia
BFDA Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis
BHP Bureau of Health Promotion
BiH Bosna i Hercegovina (= Bosnia-Herzegovina)
BIPBureau of Industrial Parks
BIRC Biophotonics Interdisciplinary Research Center
BLC Bioethics and Law Center
BLI Bureau of Labor Insurance
BLIA Buddha's Light International Association
BNHI Bureau of National Health Insurance
BOAF Bureau of Agricultural Finance
BOCA Bureau of Consular Affairs
BOCH Bureau of Cultural Heritage
BOE Bureau of Energy
BOFT Bureau of Foreign Trade
BOHSR Bureau of High Speed Rail
BOM Bureau of Mines
BOST Board of Science and Technology
BOT Bank of Taiwan
BSMI Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection
BTIB BankTaiwan Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd.
BTLI BankTaiwan Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
BTS BankTaiwan Securities Co., Ltd.
b/w black and white   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
BWR Boiling Water Reactor
ca. circa = approximately
CA Customs Administration
CAA Civil Aeronautics Administration
CAAC Civil Aviation Administration of China [PRC]
CADF China Aviation Development Foundation
CAHR Chinese Association for Human Rights
CAID Committee for Aviation Industry Development
CAL China Airlines
CAPD Council of Agricultural Planning and Development
CAR Central African Republic
CARES Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services
CASID Committee for Aviation and Space Industry Development
CAT Civil Air Transport
CBS Central Broadcasting System
CBC Central Bank of China
CCA Council for Cultural Affairs
CCA Climate Change Administration
CCIC Cultural & Creative Industries Center
CCK Chiang Ching-kuo 蔣經國 (1910-1988)
CCKF Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
CCMP Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy
CCMS Center for Condensed Matter Sciences
CCNAA Coordination Council of North American Affairs
CCP Chinese Communist Party
CCP CMC CCP Central Military Commission
CCPD Council for Cultural Planning and Development
CCRC Chinese Cultural Renaissance Committee
CCU Chinese Culture University
CCU National Chung Cheng University
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CDE Center for Drug Evaluation
CDKWV Chinesisch-deutscher Kultur- und Wirtschaftsverband
CDPRC Central Disaster Prevention and Response Council
CDRI Commerce Development Research Institute
CEC Central Election Commission
CEC China Engine Corporation
CECC Central Epidemic Command Center
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
CEMAD Center for Emerging Material and Advanced Devices
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CEOC Central Emergency Operation Center
CEPD Council for Economic Planning and Development
CERE Center for Educational Research and Evaluation
CEST Central European Summer Time [Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, ...]
CET Central European Time [Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, ...]
CETDC China External Trade Development Council
CETRA China External Trade Development Council
CFS Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
CGA Coast Guard Administration
CGS Central Geological Survey
CGS Chief of General Staff
CGU Chang Gung University
CGWG Coast Guard Working Group
CHA Council for Hakka Affairs
CHA Chemicals Administration
CHNS Chung-Hwa Nuclear Society
CHU Chung Hua University
CIA Central Intelligence Agency [USA]
CIB Criminal Investigation Bureau
CIC National Chip Implementation Center
CIC CMP Innovation Center
CIECD Council for International Economic Cooperation and Development
CIER Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
c.i.f. cost, insurance and freight
C-in-C commander-in-chief
CINCPAC Commander-in-Chief Pacific
CIP Council of Indigenous Peoples
CIPAS Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee
CITC Committee of International Technical Cooperation
CITC Computational Intelligence Technology Center
CKS Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石 (1887-1975)
CLA Council of Labor Affairs
C-LAB Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab
CLC Combined Logistics Command
cm centimeter(s)   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
CMC Chi Mei Corporation
CMC China Medical College
CMPC Central Motion Picture Corporation
CMU China Medical University
CMUH China Medical University Hospital
CNA Central News Agency
CNFI Chinese National Federation of Industries
CNMI Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
CNN Cable News Network
CNS China Network Systems
COA Council of Agriculture
COF Chinese Overseas Flagship Center
COSWAS Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters
CPA Central Personnel Administration
CPA Congress Party Alliance
CPA Construction and Planning Agency
CPAROC Concentric Patriotism Association of ROC
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPJ Committee to Protect Journalists
CPC Communist Party of China
CPC CPC Corporation, Taiwan (= China Petroleum Corp.)
CPDC Chinese Petrochemical Development Corporation
CPIC China Phosphate Industries Corporation
CPPCC Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference [PRC]
CPT Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.
CPU Central Police University
CRC Convention on the Rights of Children
CRETA Center for Research in Econometric Theory and Applications
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CSBC China Shipbuilding Corporation
CSC China Steel Corporation
CSCS Cross-Strait CEO Summit
CSDI Civil Service Development Institute
CSECC Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee
CSPA Cross-Strait Policy Association
CSSI Cloud System Software Institute
CST Central Standard Time [Chicago, Dallas, ...]
CSTA Cross-Strait Tourism Association
CSTE Cross-Strait Tourism Exchange
CTC Congressional Taiwan Caucus
CTCIC Chung Tai Chemical Industries Corporation
CTEA Cross-strait Tourism Exchange Association
CTOC Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
CTSP Central Taiwan Science Park
CTTI CyberTrust Technology Institute
CUPP China Unification Promotion Party (= Unionist Party)
CUSA Council for U. S. Aid
CV Curriculum Vitae
CW Covenants Watch
CWA Central Weather Administration
CWAAL Chinese Women's Anti-Aggression League
CWB Central Weather Bureau
CYC China Youth National Salvation Corps
d. died
DAA Democratic Action Alliance
DACM Digital Archive Center for Music
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DC District of Columbia [sometimes also rendered as D. C.]
Dec. December
DECM Delegação Económica e Cultural de Macau
DEI Digital Education Institute
DGBAS Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics
DGH Directorate-General of Highways
DGPA Directorate-General of Personnel Administration
DIDC Debt Instruments Depository and Clearing Co., Ltd. Taiwan
DIHK Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag
DIHT Deutscher Industrie- und Handelstag
DNA Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid
DoD Department of Defense
DOH Department of Health
DoIT Department of Industrial Technology
DORTS Department of Rapid Transit Systems
DPI UN Department of Public Information
DPP Democratic Progressive Party
DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency
DSET Research Institute for Democracy, Society, and Emerging Technology
DST Daylight Saving Time
DW Deutsche Welle
E east
EAEnergy Administration
EAL Environmental Analysis Laboratory
ECA Economic Cooperation Agency
ECAFE Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
ECC Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee
ECCPC Hong Kong–Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council
ECFA Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement
ECOSOC UN Economic and Social Council
ECSPI East China Sea Peace Initiative
EDAC Economic Development Advisory Conference
EETO European Economic and Trade Office
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
e. g. exempli gratia = for example
EJA Environmental Jurists Association
EMA Environmental Management Administration
EPA Environmental Protection Administration
EPC Economic Planning Council
EPZ Export Processing Zone
EPZA Export Processing Zone Administration
ESC Election Study Center
ESRI Endemic Species Research Institute
EST Eastern Standard Time [New York, Washington DC, ...]
est. established (on)
et. al. et alia = and others
etc. et cetera = and other things / and others / and so forth
ETRPC Engineering Technology Research & Promotion Center
EU European Union
FAFA Friends of Armed Forces Association
FAHR Formosan Association for Human Rights
FAL Foshing Airlines
FANCA Forestry and Nature Conservation Agency
FAPA Formosan Association for Public Affairs
FAS Formosa Asahi Spandex Co., Ltd.
FAT Far Eastern Air Transport
FCB First Commercial Bank
FCFC Formosa Chemical & Fiber Corp.
FCJ Free China Journal
FCR Free China Review
FCRA Free China Relief Association
FCU Feng Chia University
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDAC Formosa Daikin Advanced Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Feb. February
FEFC Far Eastern Fibertech Company Limited
FETN From Ethnos to Nation
FHKMA Friends of Hong Kong and Macau Association
FHL Faith And Hope League
FIA Fiscal Information Agency
FIHRM Federation of the International Human Rights Museums
FISU Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire
FJCU Fu Jen Catholic University
FM Foreign Minister
f.o.b. free on board
FON freedom of navigation
FPC Formosa Plastics Corp.
FPCC Formosa Petrochemical Corp.
FPG Formosa Plastics Group
FPG Fujian Provincial Government
FRG Federal Republic of Germany [= West Germany before 1990]
FRI Fisheries Research Institute
FSC Financial Supervisory Commission
FSP Field Surveillance Program
FTC Fair Trade Commission
FTC Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
FTV Formosa Television
FWRPD Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development
FY fiscal year
g gram(s)
GACC General Association of Chinese Culture
GATI Goa-Seng-Lang Association For Taiwan Independence
GCEC Global Citizenship Education Center
GCTF Global Cooperation and Training Framework
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GDR German Democratic Republic [= East Germany, 1949–1990]
GEC Gender Equality Committee
GEM Guidance Enhanced Missile
GIA Gender Impact Assessment
GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies
GIO Government Information Office
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GNI Gross National Income
GNP Gross National Product
GNSS-R Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry
GSMMAGeological Survey and Mining Management Agency
GTI Global Taiwan Institute
GTO German Trade Office (Deutsches Wirtschaftsbüro)
GTV Gala Television
GWh Gigawatt hours
ha hectare (1 ha = 100 x 100 m; 100 ha = 1 km²)
HCDS Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems
HHS US Department of Health and Human Service
Hi-GEM Hierarchical Green-Energy Materials Research Center
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HKSAR Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
HKETCO Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office
HPA Health Promotion Administration
HQ headquarters
HRNTT Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan
HSP Hsinchu Science Park
HTC High Tech Computer Corp.   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
HURC National Housing and Urban Regeneration Center
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAIS Industry Academia Innovation School
IATA International Air Transport Association
IBMI Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICBC International Commercial Bank of China
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICCS International Center for Cultural Studies
ICDF International Cooperation and Development Fund
ICDT International Committee for a Democratic Taiwan
iCeiRA International Center of Excellence in Intelligent Robotics and Automation Research
ICERD International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICRT International Community Radio Taipei
ICT Information and Communications Technology
IDAIndustrial Development Administration
IDB Industrial Development Bureau
IDEAS Innovative DigiTech-Enabled Applications & Services Institute
IDF Indigenous Defense Fighter
IDIA Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs
IDS Indigenous Defense Submarine
i. e. id est = that is / that means / which means / in other words
IECDF International Economic Cooperation Development Fund
IEK Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center
IEP International Environmental Partnership
IESP Patriot International Engineering Services Program
IEVPO Intelligent Electric Vehicle Promotion Office
IfA Institut für Asienkunde
IFU Interfaith Union
III Institute for Information Industry
ILOSH Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
IMF International Monetary Fund
incl. including
Ind. Independent (= without political party affiliation/wudangji 無黨籍)
INDSR Institute for National Defense and Security Research
INER Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
INPR Institute for National Policy Research
IOC International Olympic Committee
IOI International Ombudsman Institute
IOT Institute of Transportation
IoT Internet of Things
IPETCA Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISU I-Shou University
IT Information Technology
ITAS Institute for Taiwan-American Studies
ITC International Trade Commission
ITRC Instrument Technology Research Center
ITRI Industrial Technology Research Institute
ITSC International Taiwan Studies Center
IWF International Weightlifting Federation
Jan. January
JCCIC Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
JCRR Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JODE Joint Optical Disk Enforcement Taskforce
JRF Judicial Reform Foundation
JTEA Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association
kg kilogram(s)
km kilometer(s)
km² square kilometer(s)
KMT Kuomintang / "Chinese Nationalist Party"
kWh kilowatt hour
KYMCO Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd.
LAF Legal Aid Foundation
LAITO Living Arts International Taiwan Office
LAWAC Los Angeles World Affairs Council
LCEB Land Consolidation Engineering Bureau
LDP Liberal Democratic Party
LeCosPa Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
LegCo Legislative Council [HKSAR]
LEO Low Earth Orbit
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
LN League of Nations
LNG Liquid Natural Gas
LNY Lunar New Year
LSE London School of Economics and Political Science
LY Legislative Yuan
LYNA Legislative Yuan New Alliance
m meter(s)
M. A. Magister Artium / Master of Arts
MAAG Military Assistance and Advisory Group
MAB Medical Affairs Bureau   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
MAC Mainland Affairs Council
MAGIC Molecular and Genetic Imaging Core
MALE medium-altitude long-endurance
MCFAP Military, Civil, and Faculty Alliance Party
MCU Ming Chuan University
MDIC Medical Device Innovation Center
MIB Military Intelligence Bureau
MIC Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute
MJAC MOJ Agency of Corrections
MJIB MOJ Investigation Bureau
MKT Minkuotang/"Republican Party"
mm millimeter(s)
MNA Military News Agency
MND Ministry of National Defense
MOA Ministry of Agriculture
MOC Ministry of Culture
MODA Ministry of Digital Affairs
MOE Ministry of Education
MOEA Ministry of Economic Affairs
MOENV Ministry of Environment
MOF Ministry of Finance
MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MOH Ministry of Health
MOHW Ministry of Health and Welfare
MOI Ministry of Interior
MOJ Ministry of Justice
MOL Ministry of Labor
MOST Ministry of Science and Technology
MOTC Ministry of Transportation and Communications
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPB Maritime and Port Bureau
MPS Mandarin Phonetic Symbols (zhuyin fuhao 注音符號)
MPTC Military Police Training Center
MST Mountain Standard Time [Denver, ...]
Mt. Mount
MTAC Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission
MTC Mandarin Training Center
MTECCC Moscow-Taipei Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission
MW megawatt
N north
NA National Assembly
N/A not available (buxiang 不詳 / 不祥)
NAA National Archives Administration
NACPU National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification
NACS National Academy of Civil Service
NAER National Academy for Educational Research
NAMR National Academy of Marine Research
NARL National Applied Research Laboratories
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASC National Airborne Service Corps
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATWA National Alliance of Taiwan Women's Associations
NATWA North America Taiwanese Women's Association
NBCD National Bureau of Controlled Drugs
NBS National Bureau of Standards
NCA National Cultural Association
NCAF National Culture and Arts Foundation
NCC National Communications Commission
NCCSC National Communications and Cyber Security Center
NCCST National Center for Cyber Security Technology
NCCU National Chengchi University
NCDR National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction
NCFTA National Center for Traditional Arts
NCHC National Center for High-performance Computing
NCHU National Chung Hsing University
NCKU National Cheng Kung University
NCL National Central Library
NCLF Nylon Cheng Liberty Foundation
NCLF.MM Nylon Cheng Liberty Foundation ∙ Memorial Museum
NCO Non-commissioned Officer
NCPFS National Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
NCREE National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering
NCSC Neurobiology & Cognitive Science Center
NCSI National Civil Service Institute
NCSIST National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
NCTS National Center for Theoretical Sciences
NCTU National Chiao Tung University
NCU National Central University
NCUE National Changhua University of Education
NDC National Development Council
NDF National Development Fund
NDHU National Dong Hwa University
NDL National Nano Device Laboratories
NDMC National Defense Medical Center
NDPPC National Disaster Prevention and Protection Commission
NDRC National Development and Reform Commission [PRC]
NDU National Defense University
NERA National Environmental Research Academy
NFA National Fire Agency   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
NFB Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau
NFF New Frontier Foundation
NFU National Formosa University
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NHCC National Health Command Center
NHI National Health Insurance
NHIA National Health Insurance Administration
NHIT National Huwei Institute of Technology
NHRI National Health Research Institutes
NHRM National Human Rights Museum
NHSA National Health Service Alliance
NHUST National Huwei University of Science and Technology
NIA National Immigration Agency
NICI National Information and Communications Initiative Committee
NICS National Institute of Cyber Security
NICST National Information and Communications Security Taskforce
NLAC National Laboratory Animal Center
NLPI National Library of Public Information
NLSC National Land Surveying and Mapping Center
NMH National Museum of History
NMMBA National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium
NMMST National Museum of Marine Science & Technology
NMNS National Museum of Natural Science
NMP National Museum of Prehistory
NMTH National Museum of Taiwan History
NMTL National Museum of Taiwan Literature
NNAAP National Nuclear Abolition Action Platform
Nov. November
NP New Party
NPA National Police Agency
NPA National Property Administration
NPAC National Performing Arts Center
NPC Nan Ya Plastics Corp.
NPC National People's Congress [PRC]
NPF National Policy Foundation
NPM National Palace Museum
NPMSB National Palace Museum Southern Branch
NPP New Power Party
NPS National Park Service
NPSU Non-Partisan Solidarity Union
NPUST National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
NQS National Quarantine Service
NRICM National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine
NSB National Security Bureau
NSC National Science Council
NSEP National Security Education Program
NSO National Symphony Orchestra
NSP New Southbound Policy
NSPO National Space Organization
NSRRC National Synchotron Radiation Research Center
NSTC National Science and Technology Council
NSTM National Science and Technology Museum
NSTS National Society of Taiwan Studies [PRC]
NSYSU National Sun Yat-sen University
NTA National Treasury Administration
NTCH National Theater and Concert Hall
NTCRI National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute
NTHU National Tsing Hua University
NTL National Taiwan Library
NTM National Taiwan Museum
NTMoFA National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
NTNU National Taiwan Normal University
NTOU National Taiwan Ocean University
NT$ New Taiwan Dollar
NTSEC National Taiwan Science Education Center
NTSO National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
NTTU National Taitung University
NTU National Taiwan University
NTUA National Taiwan University of Arts
NTUST National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
NTUT National Taipei University of Technology
NUC National Unification Council
NWL National Women's League of the ROC
NYC National Youth Commission
NYCU National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
NYIT National Yunlin Institute of Technology
NYMU National Yang-Ming University
NYPI National Yunlin Polytechnic Institute
OAC Ocean Affairs Council
OCA Ocean Conservation Administration
OCAC Overseas Community Affairs Council
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Oct. October
OFS Office of Food Safety   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
OIC Office of International Cooperation
OSHA Occupational Health and Safety Administration
OSOCA One Side One Country Alliance
OTN Office of Trade Negotiations
OTND Organization for Taiwanese National Declaration
PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability-3
PBS Public Broadcasting Service
PCA Permanent Court of Arbitration
PCC Public Construction Commission
PCRM Planning Commission for the Recovery of the Mainland
PCT Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
PDF Portable Document Format
PERDC Physical Education Research and Development Center
PEUP Pan-Pacific E.P. Union Party
PFC Private First Class
PFP People First Party
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (can also be abbreviated as "Ph. D.")
PLA People's Liberation Army [PRC]
p.m. post meridiem
PNG Papua New Guinea
POHSR Provisional Engineering Office of High Speed Rail
POTUS President of the United States
POW Prisoner of War
PPUP Peace Pigeon Union Party
PRC People's Republic of China
PSPFSB Public Service Pension Fund Supervisory Board
PST Pacific Standard Time [San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, ...]
PTS Public Television Service
PU Providence University
PWR Pressurized Water Reactor
QR Quick Response
QRC Quality Research Center
RBMP Research Center for Biotechnology and Medicine Policy
RCEC Research Center for Environmental Changes
R&D Research and Development
RCPET Research Center for Psychological and Educational Testing
RDEC Research, Development and Evaluation Commission
RECA Resource Circulation Administration
RICFAT Research Center on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and Assistive Technology
ROC Republic of China
ROCMA ROC Military Academy
ROCMP ROC Military Police
ROTC Reserve Officers' Training Corps
RRB Railway Reconstruction Bureau
RRC Referendum Review Committee
RRC Regulatory Reform Center
RSPRC Risk Society and Policy Research Center
RTI Radio Taiwan International
S south
s.a. see above
SAC Sports Affairs Council
SAF Singapore Armed Forces
SAR Special Administrative Region [PRC]
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SATCC Sino-Africa Technical Cooperation Committee
SCMP South China Morning Post
SCS South China Sea
SDCC Submarine Development Center of CSBC
SEC Special Education Center
SEC State-owned Enterprise Commission
SEF Straits Exchange Foundation
Sept. September
SFAA Social and Family Affairs Administration
SFPT San Francisco Peace Treaty
SID Special Investigation Division
SKN Saint Kitts and Nevis
SME Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
SMEA Small and Medium Enterprise Administration
SMESASmall and Medium Enterprise and Startup Administration
SNSI Smart Network System Institute
SOCC Satellite Operations and Control Center
SOE State-owned Enterprise
SRBM Short-Range Ballistic Missile
SRRC Synchotron Radiation Research Center
STAG Science and Technology Advisory Group
STC Senate Taiwan Caucus
STLI Science & Technology Law Institute
STP São Tomé and Príncipe
STPI Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center
STS Center for Science, Technology and Society
STSP Southern Taiwan Science Park
STU Special Tactical Unit
SUT Surface and Underwater Target
SVG Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
SWCB Soil and Water Conservation Bureau
TAA-USA Taiwanese Association of America
TAC Taiwan Aerospace Corporation
TAC Taiwan Alkali Company   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
TACT Taiwan Air Cargo Terminal Ltd.
TACTRI Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute
TAEDP Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty
TAEF Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation
TAFC Taiwan Association of Family Caregivers
TAHR Taiwan Association for Human Rights
TAICCA Taiwan Creative Content Agency
TAIEX Taiwan Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (= Taiwan Weighted)
TAIP Taiwan Independence Party (jianguodang 建國黨)
TAIPEI Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative
TAISE Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy
TAITRA Taiwan External Trade Development Council
TAIUNA Taiwan United Nations Alliance
TALCO Taiwan Aluminum Corporation
TALPs Taipei Association of Licensed Prostitutes
TAMCO Taiwan Asset Management Corporation
TANEEB Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau
TANFB Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau
TAO Taiwan Affairs Office [PRC]
TAPA Taiwan Action Party Alliance
TAPCPR Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights
TARI Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
TASA Taiwan Space Agency
TASS Taiwan Association for Strategic Simulation
TAUP Taiwan Association of University Professors
TB Tuberculosis
TBA Taipei Bar Association
TBRI Taiwan Biodiversity Research Institute
TBRS Tea and Beverage Research Station
TBS Taiwan Broadcasting System
TBT Taiwan Brain Trust
TCCA Taiwan Creative Content Agency
TCF Taiwan Competitiveness Forum
TCG Taiwan Civil Government
TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCSB Toxic and Chemical Substances Bureau
TCU Tzu Chi University
TCUS Taiwan Comprehensive University System
TCUSA Taiwan Council for U. S. Affairs
TDA Taiwan Defense Alliance
TDAL Taiwan Digital Asset Library
TDC Taiwan Design Center
TDCC Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation
TDI Toluene Diisocyanate
TDP Technology Development Program
TDRI Taiwan Design Research Institute
TEC Taidah Entrepreneurship Center
TECO Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
TECRO Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
TECROJ Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan
TEIWC Tang Eng Iron Works Co., Ltd.
TESRI Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute
TETA Taiwan East Turkistan Association
TFA Taiwan Forever Association
TFA Taiwan Friends Association
TFAI Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute
TFB Taiwan Forestry Bureau
TFC Taiwan Fertilizer Company
TFCC Taipei Financial Center Corporation
TFD Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
TFH Taiwan Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.
TFI Taiwan Film Institute
TFOT Taiwan Friends of Tibet
TFRI Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
TGC Taiwan Garrison Command
TGEEA Taiwan Gender Equity Education Association
THEC Taiwan–Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council
THSRC Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation
TIAC Taoyuan International Airport Corp. Ltd.
TIAS Taoyuan International Airport Services
TIER Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
TIFA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
TIMA Tzu Chi International Medical Association
TIP Taiwan Independence Party (Taiwan dulidang 台灣獨立黨)
TIPC Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
TIPO Intellectual Property Office
TIRA Taiwan Independence Reformation Association
TIRA Taiwan Independence Revolutionary Army
TiSA Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement
TISSC Taiwan Integrated Shareholder Service Company
TITAInternational Trade Administration
TITV Taiwan Indigenous Television
TIWA Taiwan International Workers' Association
TJBCC Taiwan Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centre
TJC Transitional Justice Commission
TJPO Taiwan-Japan Industrial Collaboration Promotion Office
TJU Taiwan Jianguo Union
TKU Tamkang University   < TOP 🔴 HOME >
THU Tunghai University
TLRI Livestock Research Institute
TMC Taipei Medical College
TMECCC Taipei-Moscow Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission
TMMIC Taiwan Metal Mining Corporation
TMMC Taiwan Machinery Manufacturing Corporation
TMU Taipei Medical University
TNA Taiwan Nation Alliance
TNA TransAsia Airways
TNC Taiwan New Constitution Foundation
TNCF Taiwan New Century Foundation
TORI Taiwan Ocean Research Institute
TPA Taiwan Provincial Assembly
TPC Taiwan Power Company
TPCB Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain
TPCC Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council
TPCMS Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society
TPD Taiwan Politics Database
TPG Taiwan Provincial Government
TPOF Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation
TPP Taiwan People's Party
TPPC Taiwan Plant Protection Center
TR Taiwan Review
TRA Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA Taiwan Relations Act
TRANPS The Research Association of National Peace-Security in Taiwan
TRDC Telecommunication Research and Development Center
TRES Tea Research and Extension Station
TRI Taiwan Research Institute
TRUPO Taipei Railway Underground Project Office
TSBC Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation
TSC Taiwan Sugar Corporation
TSCD Taiwan Securities Central Depository Co., Ltd.
TSCF Taiwan State-Creating Forum
TSE Taipei School of Economics and Political Science
TSEC Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation
TSI Taiwan Startup Institute
TSIPS Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station
TSMC Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
TSP Taiwan Statebuilding Party
TSPC Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center
TSRI Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute
TSTA Taiwan Strait Tourism Association
TSU Taiwan Solidarity Union
TSU Taiwan Space Union
TT Taiwan Today
TTC Telecom Technology Center
TTF Thinking Taiwan Foundation
TTFRI Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute
TTIA Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
TTL Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation
TTSB Taiwan Transportation Safety Board
TV television
TVA Taiwan Visitors Association
TVGH Taipei Veterans General Hospital
TVO Taiwan Volcano Observatory – Tatun
TWC Taiwan Water Corporation
TWCC Taiwan Computing Cloud
TW-DIDA Taiwan Defense Industry Development Association
TWNIC Taiwan Network Information Center
TWRF Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation
TWSE Taiwan Stock Exchange
TYDARES Taoyuan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station
TYDU Taiwan Young Democratic Union
UAE United Arab Emirates
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UDN United Daily News
UFWD United Front Work Department
UK United Kingdom (≈ Great Britain)
UN United Nations
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNESCAP United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
URDS Urban and Regional Development Statistics
URL Uniform Resource Locator
US United States
USA United States of America
USC Shih Chien University
USGS United States Geological Survey
USIS United States Information Service
USMC United States Marine Corps
USPACOM United States Pacific Command
USPS United States Postal Service
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US$ United States Dollars
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (= Soviet Union)
UST University System of Taiwan
USTDC United States Taiwan Defense Command
UTC Coordinated Universal Time [London, Greenwich, ...]
VAC Veterans Affairs Council
VOA Voice of America
VOC Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie ("United East India Company")
VP Vice President
VRI Veterinary Research Institute
W west
WACL World Anti-Communist League
WDA Workforce Development Agency
WFTA World Federation of Taiwanese Associations
WHA World Health Assembly
WHO World Health Organization
WLFD World League for Freedom and Democracy
w/o without
WRA Water Resources Agency
WTC World Taiwanese Congress
WTF Wonderful Taiwan Forum
WTO World Trade Organization
WUFI World United Formosans for Independence
WWII World War Two
YDA Youth Development Administration
YZU Yuan Ze University
1C2S One Country, Two Systems
9DL Nine-Dash Line


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