Chinese Women’s League

Chinese Women’s League Ruled To Be A KMT-Affiliated Organization

The Tsai administration has taken a decisive step in labelling the Chinese Women’s League to be a KMT-affiliated organization, meaning that the organization has been judged to not be a private organization, but a party organization of the KMT. The saga of the Tsai administration's KMT party assets probe coming into conflict with the Chinese Women's League is a bizarre one, seeing as the Chinese Women's League possesses more financial assets than the KMT publicly declared in 2017. This is illustrative of the vast wealth and resources that the league has if it has more resources at its disposal than one of the two major political parties in Taiwan. Attempts by former chairwoman Cecilia Koo—a former aide of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek—and her allies to defend the league have also been strange, in comparing the party assets probe to the widespread sexual harassment of women that the global #MeToo campaign has lashed out at, and claiming the Chinese Women's League to be the nation's first feminist organization... Read More

China Youth Corps Controversy Illustrative Of Difficulties Addressing Former Party-State Organs

Controversy regarding the China Youth Corps and a probe into its finances by the KMT party assets investigation committee, highly reminiscent of earlier controversy regarding the Chinese Women’s Corps, points to the difficulty separating civil society organizations with KMT links from former organs of the former party-state... Read More

Chinese Women’s League Controversy Illustrates Difficulty Parsing ROC And KMT Institutions

The Chinese Women’s League has recently been mired in controversy regarding accusations that most of its resources come from KMT party assets or the military. But the controversy is illustrative of the difficulties in distinguishing ROC institutions from KMT ones, as well as how many institutions with large amounts of resources dating from the authoritarian era still exist with little oversight in Taiwan... Read More