Women’s League records all in: MOI

DONATIONS:The group said that it would give away nearly NT$28 billion to help fund long-term care, Cheng Hsin General Hospital and social welfare organizations

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 18, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

The National Women’s League has submitted all of the financial documents requested by the Ministry of

The National Women’s League building is pictured in Taipei on Jan. 18.   Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

the Interior (MOI), ministry officials said yesterday.

Civil Affairs Department Deputy Director Luo Rui-ching (羅瑞卿) said that the ministry had received a listing of the league’s assets and debts, completing its required filings following the submission of income and budget reports last month.

Listed assets added up to more than NT$30 billion (US$975 million), with an annual income of more than NT$300 million, Luo said, adding that the documents would be posted online within two working days.

Following the passage of Legislative Yuan resolutions demanding the opening of the league’s finances, the ministry over the past several months has repeatedly demanded that it submit the documentation.

The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee is expected to initiate an investigation into whether the league is an affiliate of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), which would make it subject to seizure of its assets by the government.

While organization officials had previously remained silent in face of allegations that the league illicitly benefited from close ties to the Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) administration, league chairwoman Cecilia Koo (辜嚴倬雲), in an interview published in the Chinese-language United Daily News yesterday, denied KMT links and said that the vast majority of the league’s money should be considered donations rather than from taxes.    [FULL  STORY]

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