Definitions

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  • proper n. A radical nationalist party in pre-Communist China and subsequently the major administrative party of Taiwan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan

Etymologies

From Mandarin 國民黨 (Guómíndǎng, "national people's party"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Aware of how this looked to non-Communists, Li Ta-chao, the first member of the Chinese Communist Party to join the KMT, issued a statement saying that he and the other members of the CCP had joined the KMT “because we have something to contribute to it… certainly not because of any intention to take advantage of the situation to propagate Communism in the name of Kuomintang.”

    The Last Empress

  • A previous version of this article said China is the world's largest economy and that the Kuomintang is an opposition party.

    U.S., China Ease Stance on Taiwan

  • The Kuomintang was a directive association created by the great Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat Sen, and it had gone through various vicissitudes; it had a rough general resemblance to the Communist Party and the various European fascisms, and, like them, it sustained a core of conscious purpose throughout its community.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The Nationalists, also known as the Kuomintang, lost the presidency to the Democratic Progressive Party's Chen in 2000, ending their postwar hold on power.

    STOP_MA: Bloomberg Blue Bias Barefaced

  • My father tried to defend the Communists, saying that the struggle with the Kuomintang was a matter of life and death.

    Wild Swans

  • They were discouraged, bitter, because they had reached a house called Kuomintang 22 -- I still remember it -- where they should have found about 25 pistols and machineguns.

    CASTRO SPEAKS ON DOMINGUEZ, DEL PINO CASES

  • Taipei says the Kuomintang was the ruling party of China during the eight-year Sino-Japan

    My Sinchew -

  • The Nationalist ( "Kuomintang" or KMT) party won the first national elections in 1912, but Yuan had the KMT leader assassinated, crushed republican uprisings in 1913 (called the "Second revolution"), shut down parliament, and ruled as dictator.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • In the capital Taipei, tens of thousands of supporters of the ruling Kuomintang on Sunday marched across town from the business district to the presidential office at the start of formal campaigning for Saturday's vote for president.

    China Looms Over Coming Taiwan Election

  • Forced out of the nationalist Kuomintang after stepping down from office in 2000, Mr. Lee has remained a powerful political figure in Taiwan and is currently a supporter of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party.

    Former Taiwan President Indicted

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