Koo focuses on youth corps funding

CASH FLOW:Chen Li-wen said she did not know whether the corps had returned the government’s money, but that it used most of it organizing youth activities

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 25, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee yesterday consulted historians and

Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Chairman Wellington Koo, right, gestures at a hearing in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

former officials at the China Youth Corps at a hearing in Taipei to determine whether the corps is a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) affiliate, but questions surrounding the foundation’s operations remained.

The committee’s investigation report found that the corps — known as the China Youth Anti-Communist National Salvation Corps until 2000 — was founded in 1952 after a resolution by the then-KMT Central Reform Committee in an effort to “depose Chinese communists and resist Soviet Union forces” following the KMT’s defeat in the Chinese Civil War and its retreat to Taiwan.

It organized camps to teach combat skills to young people at high-school level and above under the control of the Ministry of National Defense until 1969, when then-president Chiang Kai-shek’s (蔣介石) son, then-minister of national defense Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), took over as premier, the committee said.   [FULL  STORY]

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