I was about to say that the provincial g’ment was disbanded. Unfortunately, Mawvellous is right: it’s still there.
[quote]On July 21, 1997, a presidential decree promulgated Additional Articles of the Constitution. Paragraph 3 of Article 9 stipulated that “Upon cessation of holding elections for members of the Taiwan Provincial Assembly and governor, modifications of the functions, business and organization of the Taiwan Provincial Government shall be specially stipulated by law.” Whereupon, the Executive Yuan drafted the Interim Statute To Modify the Functions, Business and Organization of the Taiwan Provincial Government and submitted it to the Legislature. After being passed by the Legislature, the law was promulgated by the President on Oct. 28, 1998 and came into effect on Dec. 21, 1998. The law constituted the major regulatory basis for modifying the system of the Taiwan Provincial Government. The Premier then declared that the streamlining of the Taiwan Provincial Government would be completed in three stages. The first stage, from the end of Dec. 1998 through June 1999 would involve reorganizing the Taiwan Provincial Government as a designated agency of the Executive Yuan. In the second stage, from July 1, 1999 to Dec. 31, 2000, the organizational structure of the Taiwan Provincial Government would be modified in accordance with Interim Organizational Regulations drafted by the Executive Yuan. These stipulated six divisions: Civil Affairs, Culture & Education, Economic Development, Financial Affairs, Social & Health Affairs, and Public Affairs; five offices: Information, Secretariat, Personnel, Budget & Accounting, and Governmental Ethics; two committees: Administrative Appeals and Regulations, to manage and supervise the self-government issues of counties and municipalities, carry out administrative affairs of the provincial government, and handle other matters assigned it by the Executive Yuan, as well as a Document Council and twelve Districts Vehicle Accident Appraisal Councils under provincial jurisdiction.
Drawing upon fifty years of administrative experience, the Taiwan Provincial Government now carries out the following administrative directives: 1) implement civil administration and institute provincial administrative reform; 2) manage educational, sports and cultural matters; 3) promote economic development; 4) conduct vehicle accident appraisals and enhance service performance; 5) handle social, labor, health and environmental protection matters; 6) manage and maintain the public facilities of Chung Hsing New Village and plan improvements to its overall development; 7) enhance the operation and management of the Taiwan Provincial Information Museum and Library; and 8) manage legal matters, review and organize provincial laws and regulations, and conduct touring legal seminars. [/quote]
So, that space is occupied too.