By: Wang Yang-yu, Chen Chih-chung and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) The Taipei-based China Youth Corps has lost a lawsuit against the National Property Administration and needs to return a Taipei building in which the organization’s headquarters are located and pay rent for the use of the building, according to a final court ruling on the building’s property rights.
The Supreme Court upheld Friday a ruling by the Taiwan High Court in January 2016 that the group should return the part of the Chih-Ching Building, which it has been using, to the government, and should pay monthly rent of about NT$760,000 (US$24,466), backdated to Aug. 5, 2011, representing a total of about NT$50 million.
The National Property Administration filed a lawsuit against the China Youth Corps, accusing it of illegal occupation of part of the Chih-Ching Building, but it lost the lawsuit in the first ruling by the Taipei District Court in December 2013. The government agency appealed the case.
In the first ruling, the court determined that the China Youth Corps had the legal right to use the building and acquired part- ownership of the building, local media reported. [FULL STORY]