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Taiwan Student Christian Movement (TSCM)


The history of SCM in Taiwan began in 1954 when the first student centre was opened by the Presbyterian Church of South America. The 1200 membership of this movement is mainly among Presbyterian Church of Taiwan with eight student centres. SCM focus on democracy on campuses concern for aborigines, environmental protection, human rights and nationhood of Taiwan.



Taiwan SCM
c/o Rev. Tan Ho Tek
Presbyterian Church of Taiwan (PCT)
#3, Lane 269, Roosevelt Road Sec. 3
Taipei 10647, Taiwan

Contact: Tan Ho Tek
E-mail: tanhotek[at]


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Country Taiwan
Capital name: Taipei
geographic coordinates:
25 03 N, 121 30 E
time difference:
UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Population 22,974,347 (July 2009 est.)
GMT +8
Location Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China
Area total: 35,980 sq km
32,260 sq km
3,720 sq km
includes the Pescadores, Matsu, and Quemoy islands
Ethnic groups Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, indigenous 2%
Religions mixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%
Languages Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects
Government type multiparty democracy
National holiday Republic Day (Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution), 10 October (1911)
Constitution 25 December 1947; amended in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005 note: constitution adopted on 25 December 1946; went into effect on 25 December 1947
Legal system based on civil law system; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Internet country code .tw


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