China bans the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, a partner of Forum 2000

August 4, 2022

Amid recent and elevated political and diplomatic tensions and threats from Beijing, China has restricted its trade with Taiwan over United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the democratically-ruled island.

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office separately announced "disciplinary actions" against two foundations. 

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, an important partner of Forum 2000 Foundation, and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund will be banned from cooperating and doing financial dealings with any organisations, companies and individuals in the mainland because of their "close ties with diehard secessionists" and for being "pawns of external anti-China forces".

China will reportedly adopt other measures "if necessary".

The Forum 2000 Foundation strongly condemns this arbitrary and authoritarian action against civil society. We oppose any intensification of attacks on human rights and freedoms in Taiwan, call on the international community to pay attention to this case, and pledge our unwavering support for the Taiwanese democracy and solidarity with the people of Taiwan.