The Republic of China Chapter of the WLFD
The Republic of China Chapter of the WLFD is one of the three founding members of the WLFD/APLFD. It is also a member that has rendered great and valuable support to the League. It comprises more than two hundred organizations from all walks of society in the Republic of China (Taiwan), such as national political organizations, local legislatures, academic associations, cultural societies, religious groups, agricultural unions, labor unions, businessmen unions, youth groups, women’s unions, overseas groups, and so forth. Since the establishment of the WACL/APACL, the Republic of China Chapter has been a major moving force to provide the League with a boost to help make important policy recommendations,to help convene annual general conferences, and to help arrange all kinds of activities. The current incumbent president is Hon.
Yao Eng-chi, who is also the president of WLFD.
In June, 1954, under the joint initiative and founding sponsorship of the following three state leaders: President Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China, President Syngman Rhee of the Republic of Korea, and President Elpidio Quirino of the Republic of the Philippines, the “Asian Peoples’ Anti-Communist League, APACL” was established in Jinhae,South Korea. In July of the same year, the Republic of China Chapter was established accordingly in Taiwan to fully support the League. As the League grew bigger and stronger, it had developed into the “World Anti-Communist League, WACL” in 1967. However, due to the fall of the communist forces, the 22nd general conference of the WACL in 1990 passed a resolution that, for the purpose of recruiting more freedom-loving people to join the League, the WACL should be
renamed as the “World League for Freedom and Democracy,WLFD”, which would take effect on January 1, 1991. Now the World League owns more than 130 chapters around the world,of course, the Republic of China Chapter is included.
The Missions and Directions for Future Development are:
To keep the body of WLFD healthy and strong and to strengthen the relations among member chapters in order to be united together in a joint effort to fight for freedom and democracy for all mankind.
To seek and build any connections and engagements with people and organizations of former communist countries to advocate freedom and democracy.
To actively participate in activities of the UN NGOs to support the UN purpose of maintaining international peace and security.
To strengthen propaganda work to advocate the cause of freedom and democracy.