KMT claims ex-Japanese assets as compensation

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 24, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday defended the legitimacy of the party’s taking over properties left by Japan in Taiwan in 1945, saying they were compensation for damages sustained by the party during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The KMT made the assertions at a news conference in Taipei yesterday, one day before the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the party’s acquisition of assets formerly owned by Japan through a method called “transfer and appropriation” (轉帳撥用).

The Executive Yuan committee has listed a total of 458 so-called “special national properties” — referring to Japanese colonial properties taken over by the Republic of China (ROC) — that it believes were obtained by the KMT through “transfer and appropriation” before transferring them to a third party.

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