Taiwan Communist Party

For a past political party which had been disbanded, see Taiwanese Communist Party.
Taiwan Communist Party
Leader Wang Lao-yang
Founded July 20, 2008 (2008-07-20)[1]
Ideology Social Democracy
Three Principles of the People[2]
Taiwan Communist Party
Traditional Chinese 台灣共產黨 or 臺灣共產黨
Simplified Chinese 台湾共产党

Taiwan Communist Party (Chinese: 台灣共產黨 or 臺灣共產黨) is the first political party of the Republic of China (Taiwan) that could be legally named "Communist". It was established on June 20, 2008 in Xinhua,[3] the same day that the Justices of the Constitutional Court ruled the prohibition of communism unconstitutional.[4]

Before, the party's founder and chairperson, Wang Lao-yang (王老養),[5] had tried to found a communist party since 1994.

Though the party is named Communist Party, Wang Lao-yang declared that it was a Social Democratic party. Claiming not to understand Marxism-Leninism completely, he said the party was named Communist Party, because this name attracted people.[6] Officially, the party has no subordinate relations with the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China.[5]

See also


  1. "List of political parties" (in Chinese). Department of Civil Affairs, ROC. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  2. 中国历史上曾经还有十四个“共产党”
  3. 台灣共產黨申請14年後獲准成立 (in Chinese). BBC Chinese.com. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  4. 釋字第 644 號 (in Chinese). Justices of Constitutional Court, Judicial Yuan, ROC. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  5. 1 2 臺灣共產黨歷經14年申請終於成立 (in Chinese). 北京新浪網. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  6. “台湾共产党”主席不懂马列
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