Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

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Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy HQ plate 20150811.jpg
Formation17 June 2003
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Key people
Su Jia-chyuan (Chairman)
David Lin (Vice Chairman)
Hsu Szu-chien (President)[1]

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD; Chinese: 財團法人臺灣民主基金會; pinyin: Cáituán Fǎrén Táiwān Mínzhǔ Jījīnhuì) is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Taipei. Originally proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China, the foundation's purpose is to promote democracy around the world.[2] The Foundation was established in June 2003 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization.[3]

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

The foundation was one of the largest donors to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation,[4] donating US$1 million towards the construction of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, DC.[5]

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.[6]

Organizational structure[edit]

  • Secretariat
  • Research and Development Department
  • International Cooperation Department
  • Domestic Affairs Department
  • Asia-Pacific Democracy Resource Center



TFD publishes the semi-annual Taiwan Journal of Democracy (TJD, ISSN 1815-7238),[7] a refereed journal for the study of democratic politics, especially democratic development in Taiwan and other Asian democracies.[8]

TFD also publishes in English the annual China Human Rights Report,[9] Taiwan Democracy Quarterly in Mandarin Chinese with an English edition due in late 2018, among other publications.[10]


  1. ^ "Our Ideas". Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ Chu, Monique (June 14, 2002). "Proposals floated to form foundation to promote democracy". The Taipei Times. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  3. ^ The Republic of China Yearbook. Taipei, Taiwan, ROC: Government Information Office. 2008. p. 166. ISBN 978-986-01-5646-1.
  4. ^ Miller, John (December 12, 2005). "Memorial Day: Honoring the victims of Communism". The National Review. Retrieved November 4, 2009.
  5. ^ "The forgotten victim of communism". The Taipei Times. June 14, 2007. p. 8. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  6. ^ Ko, Shu-ling (November 10, 2009). "Taiwan receives slice of Berlin Wall". Taipei Times. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  7. ^ "Taiwan Journal of Democracy". JournalGuide. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Taiwan Journal of Democracy". Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "China Human Rights Report". Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Taiwan Democracy Quarterly". Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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