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Assets committee to probe China Youth Corps again

By Chen Yu-fu / Staff reporterThe Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee said it is to hold a third hearing to determine whether the China Youth Corps (CYC) is a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) affiliate, a source said yesterday. The committee said that the corps was founded by former president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) to “brainwash” young people, allowing him to consolidate his power and helping him become president, said a committee member, speaking on condition of anonymity. Chiang founded the corps and served as its first director when he was director of the Ministry of National Defense’s department of politics. The goal was to fight a psychological war against China, and “appeal to mainland intellectuals by using intellectuals in the free world,” the document said. The CYC, as the KMT’s youth campaign organization, was a tool for Chiang to cultivate a faction to counter his rivals within the KMT, they said.

Source: Taipei Times January 13, 2018 15:56 UTC