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1. Establishment of the Ministry of Post and Communications

To unify the jurisdiction over national communication affairs, the Qing government set up the Ministry of Post and Communications in 1906 (September 20 in the 32nd year of the Guangxu Reign) for the management of the national ship transportation, railways, wire and postal systems. A subordinate Bureau of Telegraph was also established for the national telegraph affairs. The Ministry was the first official regulatory institution of communications affairs in the country.

2. Jurisdiction of Telecommunications Affairs in the Early Stage of the Republic of China

After the establishment of the Republic of China, the Ministry of Post and Communications was renamed to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The Bureau of Telegraph was abolished and the national telegraph system was governed by the Department of Telegraph, which also served as the supervisor of the private and public electricity businesses. A superintendent of telecommunications was assigned to individual province, managing the local telecommunications division.

3. Establishment of the Directorate General of Telecommunications, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

The Department of Telegraph was reorganized as the Department of Posts and Telecommunications in 1943. On June 12, 1943, the Nationalist Government set up the Directorate General of Telecommunications according to the <Organizational Act of the Directorate General of Telecommunications, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

4. Victory of the Sino-Japanese War

After China’s victory over the Sino-Japanese War in August 1945, the Directorate General of Telecommunications followed the Nationalist Government to return to Nanjing in December, preparing for recovering projects. As the regions of operation were increasingly expanded, the Ministry divided the nation into nine districts in January 1946. In each district, a regional telecommunications office was established to manage the domestic and international affairs. The nine regional offices were overseen by the Directorate General of Telecommunications.

5. Reorganization

The Directorate General of Telecommunications moved to Taiwan in January 1950. The revised “Organizational Act of the Directorate General of Telecommunications, Ministry of Transportation and Communications” and “Organizational Regulation of the Regional Offices of the Directorate General of Telecommunications, Ministry of Transportation and Communications” were promulgated by the president on January 23, 1981. Following the revisions, the Directorate General of Telecommunications abolished six supplementary units including the Taiwan office and reorganized on May 1.

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