Taiwan–United Kingdom relations
|Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.||British Office Taipei|
|David Lin||Catherine Nettleton|
Taiwan-United Kingdom Relations describe the relations between the Republic of China (ROC; commonly called Taiwan) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Due to the One China policy the United Kingdom doesn't recognise the Government of the Republic of China and all diplomatic relations between the two countries take place on an unofficial basis. Taiwan maintains the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. in London with a branch office in Edinburgh while the United Kingdom maintains the British Office Taipei in Taipei.
Kingdom of Tungning(1661-1683)
ROC IN Taiwan (1949-Present)
After the defeat of the nationalist forces in Mainland China the Chinese Civil War and the retreat of the KMT government to Taiwan the United Kingdom broke off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China and recognised the People's Republic of China from 6 January 1950. The United Kingdom however maintained a Consulate in Tamsui until 13 March 1972.
Both the Republic of China and the United Kingdom were Permanent members of the UN Security Council until 1971 when the UN switched recognition to the People's Republic of China in 1971.
In September 1962 Taiwan opened its representative office in London under the name of the Free Chinese Centre which was later renamed the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.. The United Kingdom opened its representative office in 1993 under the name of the British Trade and Cultural Office which was later renamed the British Office Taipei in 2015.
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- "U.K. renames representative office in Taiwan, retains functions". focustaiwan.tw.