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New Power Party

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New Power Party
LeaderClaire Wang
SecretaryBai Ching-feng
Policy-making Committee
Founded25 January 2015
HeadquartersTaipei City, Taiwan
Political positionCentre-left[4][5]
Colours    Yellow, black
Legislative Yuan
3 / 113
Municipal mayors
0 / 6
0 / 16
6 / 910
Township/city mayors
0 / 204

The New Power Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: 時代力量; Simplified Chinese: 时代力量; abbreviated to 時力黨 or 时力党; Pinyin: Mínjìndǎng) is a major political party in the Taiwan Republic of China (Taiwan). The party emerged from the Sunflower Student Movement in 2014, and advocates for universal human rights, civil and political liberties, as well as Taiwan independence/nationalism.[1][6][7] The party is a part of the political phenomenon known as the "Third Force" (第三勢力), in which new political parties, unaligned with traditional Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) or the Kuomintang (KMT)s, sought to provide an alternative in Taiwanese politics.[8] Nevertheless, the NPP's policies are very much aligned and closely matches the DPP.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 New Power Party Platform(Chinese)
  2. "대만 청년정당 '시대역량'을 만나다. (Meet Taiwan's youth party, the 'New Power Party'.)" (in Korean). OhmyNews. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2020. 시대역량이 민진당에 끊임없이 진보적인 목소리를 불어넣으려고 노력하는 이유이다. 특히 시대역량은 노동·복지·경제 문제에 집중하고 있다. (The NPP is trying to infuse a constantly progressive voice into the DPP. In particular, the NPP is focusing on labor, welfare and economic issues.)
  3. "청년정치 도전 '시대역량' 대만선거서 돌풍 (The New Power Party, which challenges youth politics, is creating a sensation in Taiwan's elections.)" (in Korean). 주간경향(Weekly Kyunghyang). 2 February 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  4. Lansford, Tom, ed. (19 March 2019). Political Handbook of the World. Vol. 1 (2018–2019 ed.). CQ Press. p. 321. ISBN 978-1-5443-2713-6. ISSN 0193-175X.
  5. Carin Holroyd, ed. (2020). Introducing East Asia: History, Politics, Economy and Society. Routledge. ISBN 9781317409922.
  6. "New Power Party announces leadership structure - Taipei Times". www.taipeitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  7. Taiwan's newest politicians include a rock star and an aboriginal activist
  8. "Civic groups voice support for 'third force' - Taipei Times". www.taipeitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09.

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