- n. A radical nationalist party in pre-Communist China and subsequently the major administrative party of Taiwan.
- 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
- From Mandarin 國民黨 (Guómíndǎng, "national people's party"). (Wiktionary)
“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.””
“A previous version of this article said China is the world's largest economy and that the Kuomintang is an opposition party.”
“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 Nationalists, also known as the Kuomintang, lost the presidency to the Democratic Progressive Party's Chen in 2000, ending their postwar hold on power.”
“My father tried to defend the Communists, saying that the struggle with the Kuomintang was a matter of life and death.”
“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.”
“Taipei says the Kuomintang was the ruling party of China during the eight-year Sino-Japan”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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