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The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD; traditional Chinese: 財團法人台灣民主基金pinyin: cáituán fǎrén táiwān mínzhǔ jījīnhuì) is an non-profit organisation headquartered in Taipei. Originally proposed by the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foundation's purpose is to promote democracy around the world.[1] The Foundation was established in June 2003 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization.[2]

The Foundation was one of the largest donors to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation,[3] donating US$1 million towards the construction of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, DC.[4]

On November 9, 2009 the TFD unveiled a segment of the Berlin Wall to remark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as a symbol for the quest for global democracy.[5]

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Executive Board

Name Position In charge since
Wang Jin-pyng Chairman 2003
Timothy Yang Vice-Chairman 2009
Lin Wen-cheng President 2006

References

  1. ^ Chu, Monique (June 14, 2002). "Proposals floated to form foundation to promote democracy". The Taipei Times. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2002/06/14/140296. Retrieved November 13, 2009.  
  2. ^ The Republic of China Yearbook. Taipei, Taiwan, ROC: Government Information Office. 2008. p. 166. ISBN 9789860156461.  
  3. ^ Miller, John (December 12, 2005). "Memorial Day: Honoring the victims of Communism". The National Review. http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller200512120846.asp. Retrieved November 4, 2009.  
  4. ^ "The forgotten victim of communism". The Taipei Times: p. 8. June 14, 2007. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2007/06/14/2003365249. Retrieved November 13, 2009.  
  5. ^ Ko, Shu-ling (November 10, 2009). "Taiwan receives slice of Berlin Wall". Taipei Times. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2009/11/10/2003458107. Retrieved November 10, 2009.  

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