On July 13, a successful web conference remembered what happened, and highlighted the issues yet to be solved.
During the largest religious liberty gathering of 2021, panelists re-examined the long-lasting religious liberty and tax case in Taiwan.
Do legislative assemblies protect religious liberty? They should, but they do not always succeed, particularly when a country emerges from a non-democratic past.
The ineffectiveness of the Legislative Yuan in keeping rogue bureaucrats in check is part of a global crisis of parliamentarianism.
Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan tried to restore justice, but failed—why? Experts offered their answers on International Day of Parliamentarianism.
CAP-LC’s text documents a growing international problems, citing cases in France and the Tai Ji Men case in Taiwan
A woman peacefully protesting within the framework of the Tai Ji Men tax protests was arrested and mistreated.
A paper presented at an international conference held in Warsaw in January has now been published.
How a beautiful property intended for a spiritual academy was half-destroyed by the maneuvers and carelessness of rogue tax bureaucrats.
Calling for a Solution of the Tai Ji Men Case
We join Tai Ji Men in respectfully asking the government of Taiwan, whose commitment to democracy in a region plagued by non-democratic regimes we appreciate and applaud, to return through a political act the confiscated sacred land to Tai Ji Men and publicly confirm that, as Taiwan’s Supreme Court stated, they never violated the law nor evaded taxes.
It would be a small step for Taiwan’s government, but a crucial one to tell the world Taiwan is truly committed to freedom of religion or belief and to the protection of religious and spiritual minorities that were once persecuted by its authoritarian and post-authoritarian regimes.
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“The Tai Ji Men Case” web site is a project by Action Alliance to Redress 1219 whose aim is to collect and put at the readers’ easy disposal articles, documents, and videos—from academic studies to magazine articles—about the case of Tai Ji Men, a mempai (similar to a school) of qigong, martial arts, and self-cultivation headquartered in Taiwan, which has been victim of discrimination and persecution in its home country since 1996, and whose street protests have generated widespread international protests. Here you can find an exhaustive chronology of the case.
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