Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain
|Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España|
|Formed||1973 (as Centro Sun Yat-sen)|
|Website||Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España|
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain; (Chinese: 駐荷蘭台北代表處; pinyin: Zhù Xībānyá Dàibiǎo Chù) (Spanish: Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España) represents the interests of Taiwan in Spain in the absence of formal diplomatic relations, functioning as a de facto embassy. Its counterpart in Taiwan is the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Taipei.
The Office was established as the Centro Sun Yat-sen in 1973. Previously, Spain recognised Taiwan as the Republic of China, which was represented by an Embassy in Madrid. There were close relations between the governments of Francisco Franco and Chiang Kai-shek, both of which were anti-communist. However, diplomatic relations were severed in 1973 when Spain recognised the People's Republic of China.
- Pretence of Privatisation: Taiwan's External Relations, Françoise Mengin, in Privatising the State, Béatrice Hibou, C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 2004, pages 154
- Taiwán designa nuevo representante en España, Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en México, 19 January 2016
- Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Republic of China)
- Directory of Taiwan, China News, 1968, page 51
- Franco Wishes Pres. Chiang Success, Taiwan Today, December 19, 1965
- ROC and Spain better relations despite lack of diplomatic ties, Taiwan Journal, November 9, 1975