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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is located at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.


Our standard dataset contains 2,082 entities connected with Taiwan. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Taiwan. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,191 entities identified as PEPs connected with Taiwan.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice Premier1--
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Culture111-
Minister of Digital Affairs1--
Minister of Economic Affairs1101
Minister of Education110-
Minister of Finance19-
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health & Welfare1101
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice17-
Minister of Labor191
Minister of National Defense1--
Minister of Science and Technology191
Minister of Transportation & Communications1--
Minister Without Portfolio59-
Minister, Atomic Energy Council1--
Minister, Central Election Commission1--
Minister, Council of Agriculture1--
Minister, Council of Indigenous Peoples1--
Minister, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting, & Statistics1--
Minister, Directorate General of Personnel Admin.1--
Minister, Environmental Protection Admin.1--
Minister, Financial Supervisory Commission1--
Minister, Hakka Affairs Council1--
Minister, Mainland Affairs Council1--
Minister, National Communications Commission1--
Minister, National Development Council1--
Minister, Ocean Affairs Council1--
Minister, Overseas Community Affairs Council1--
Minister, Public Construction Commission1--
Minister, Veterans Affairs Council1--
Secretary General, Executive Yuan1131
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Yuan-405178
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China-11
Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Palau to Taiwan-11
ambassador of the Republic of China to Nicaragua--1
Director of the Taipei Main Office of the American Institute in Taiwan-23
Representative of the Republic of China to the United States-4-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Taipei City Council-4924
member of the National Assembly of the Republic of China-385
Member of Kaohsiung City Council-291
Secretary-General to the President, Republic of China-18-
Vice Premier of the Republic of China-161
Premier of the Republic of China-122
Minister of National Defense of the Republic of China-101
Minister of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China-101
Justice of the Judicial Yuan--10
Member of Kinmen County Council-10-
Chairperson of the Central Election Commission-81
Member of Lienchiang County Council-9-
Minister of Agriculture-81
Member of Taoyuan County Council-8-
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China-71
Minister of Personnel Administration-71
Minister of Veterans Affairs-71
Minister of Mainland Affairs-61
Minister of Hakka Affairs-51
Minister of Indigenous Affairs-6-
Minister of National Development-51
Minister of Atomic Energy-5-
Minister of Public Construction-5-
President of the Legislative Yuan131
President, Control Yuan131
Spokesperson of the Office of the President of the Republic of China-41
Vice President of the Legislative Yuan-41
Vice President of the Republic of China-41
Member of Miaoli County Council-4-
Minister of Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan-4-
Minister of interior of Taiwan-31
Minister of Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs-4-
President of the Republic of China-31
representative of the Republic of China to Canada-31
Magistrate of Hsinchu County-12
Magistrate of Nantou County-12
Member of Changhua County Council-21
Member of Nantou County Council-3-
Member of Pingtung County Council-21
Member of the Control Yuan-21
Minister of Ocean Affairs-3-
Minister of Overseas Community Affairs-3-
Senior Advisors to the President of the Republic of China-12
Chairperson of the Fair Trade Commission-11
Chairperson of the Financial Supervisory Commission-11
Deputy Secretary General, Executive Yuan2--
Magistrate of Chiayi County-11
Magistrate of Kaohsiung County--2
Magistrate of Kinmen County-11
Magistrate of Lienchiang County--2
Magistrate of Miaoli County-11
Magistrate of Penghu County-11
Magistrate of Pingtung County-11
Member of Hsinchu County Council-11
Member of Yunlin County Council-11
Minister of Economic Planning and Development-2-
National Policy Advisors to the President of the Republic of China--2
Taiwanese representative to Spain--2
Acting Chair, Transitional Justice Commission1--
Chair, Fair Trade Commission1--
Director, National Palace Museum1--
Magistrate of Changhua County-1-
Magistrate of Hualien County-1-
Magistrate of Taitung County-1-
Magistrate of Yilan County-1-
Magistrate of Yunlin County-1-
Member of Hualien County Council-1-
Member of Penghu County Council--1
Member of Taichung County Council--1
Member of Taipei County Council--1
Member of Yilan County Council-1-
President, Examination Yuan1--
President, Executive Yuan (Premier)1--
President, Judicial Yuan1--
Representative to the US1--
Spokesperson, Executive Yuan1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...