Legislative Yuan

The Legislative Yuan (Chinese: 立法院; pinyin: Lìfǎ Yuàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Li̍p-hoat Īⁿ) is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of China (ROC).

The Legislative Yuan is one of the five branches (called 'yuàn', "courts") of government stipulated by the Constitution of the Republic of China, which follows Sun Yat-sen's Three Principles of the People. Although sometimes referred to as a "parliament", the Legislative Yuan, under Sun's political theory, is a branch of government, while only the National Assembly of the Republic of China (now abolished), with the power to amend the constitution and formerly to elect the President and Vice President, could be considered a parliament. However, after constitutional amendments effectively transferring almost all of the National Assembly's powers to the Legislative Yuan in the late 1990s, it has become more common in Taiwanese newspapers to refer to the Legislative Yuan as the "parliament" (國會, guóhuì).

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Law Of The Republic Of China - Modern Period - Government - The Legislative Yuan
... Articles of the Constitution of the Republic of China state that the Legislative Yuan shall be the highest legislative organ of this Country, and exercises legislative power on behalf of the people (Article ... Beginning with the Seventh Legislative Yuan, the Legislative Yuan shall have 113 members (Additional Article 4) ... The members of the Legislative Yuan shall serve a term of four years, which is renewable after re-election (Additional Article 4) ...
Taiwan Indigenous Television - History - 2000s
... million was earmarked, but was frozen by the Legislative Yuan pending the improvement of signal transmission in indigenous areas ... In 2004, the Legislative Yuan approved the establishment of a TV station exclusively targeted at indigenous people, to be located on channel 16 ... the involvement of political parties, political forces, and the military from the media, the Legislative Yuan reviewed the Statute Regarding the Disposition of Government Shareholdings in the Terrestrial ...
Chinese Expatriates - Relationship With China
... Both the PRC and ROC have some legislative representation for overseas Chinese ... In the ROC's Legislative Yuan, there used to be eight seats allocated for overseas Chinese ... still allowed to assign overseas Chinese into the Legislative Yuan, but they are not required to ...
Legislative Yuan - History
... The original Legislative Yuan was formed in the original Capital of Nanjing after the completion of the Northern Expedition ... The 4th Legislative Yuan under this period had its members expanded to 194, and its term in office was extended to 14 years because of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) ... Constitution of the Republic of China came into effect on December 25, 1947 and the first Legislative session convened in Nanking on May 18, 1948 with 760 members ...
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