Interesting article from todays, 08 Jan 2005, Taiwan News.
It seems the MOI is for an end to an active branch of the PRC’s communist party here on Taiwan.
Is this real news to anyone? How much weight does this edict carry? How active was this group?
[url=http://www.etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/Politics/2005/01/08/1105153647.htm]MOI demands end to communist operations
2005-01-08 / Taiwan News, Staff Reporter / By Tsai Ting-I[/url] <–clickable link to article
The Ministry of Interior demanded that an active branch of China’s Communist Party based in Taiwan dismantle its operations before next Wednesday, citing current regulations that deem promoting communism in Taiwan illegal.
In a document issued to the party’s Taiwan branch on December 31, the MOI stated the branch would be fined as much as NT$60,000, if it fails to comply with the demand within seven days of receiving the document. Furthermore, the office’s staff could be detained for up two years, if they ignore the government’s request and remain in operation.
The Chinese Communist Party’s Taiwan province working committee publicly advertised for the services of a female secretary early last month.
Dai Chung, the office’s secretary-general, said that he does not think the government has the right to force his office to close since it is not even registered officially as a party operation. (excert from article)