Pan-Purple Coalition
The Pan-Purple Coalition or the Alliance of Fairness and Justice (AFJ) is a social activist umbrella group based in the Republic of China
Republic of China
The Republic of China , commonly known as Taiwan , is a unitary sovereign state located in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China currently governs the island of Taiwan , which forms over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and other minor...

Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

) . The coalition brings together nine social welfare organizations and promotes the causes of the underprivileged. It supports progressive taxation, a national social welfare system, education reforms, and gender and ethnic equality.

Its name is a reference to the Pan-Blue Coalition
Pan-Blue Coalition
The Pan-Blue Coalition 泛藍聯盟 or Pan-Blue Force is a political alliance in the Republic of China , consisting of the Kuomintang , the People First Party , and the New Party . The name comes from the party colours of the Kuomintang...

 and the Pan-Green Coalition
Pan-Green Coalition
The Pan-Green Coalition or Pan-Green Camp, is an informal political alliance of the Republic of China, commonly known as "Taiwan", consisting of the Democratic Progressive Party , Taiwan Solidarity Union , and the minor Taiwan Independence Party...

, two political coalitions also based in Taiwan. The Pan-Purple Coalition has accused Pan-Blue and Pan-Green of causing ethnic rifts running along the issues of reunification
Chinese reunification
Chinese reunification refers to the bringing together of all of the territories controlled by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China under a single political entity...

 and independence
Taiwan independence
Taiwan independence is a political movement whose goals are primarily to formally establish the Republic of Taiwan by renaming or replacing the Republic of China , form a Taiwanese national identity, reject unification and One country, two systems with the People's Republic of China and a Chinese...

, and has rejected overtures to join either group despite having organizations which individually had former associations with either group. Ultimately, they're not considered a political faction within Taiwan but rather a group which supports the current status quo situation between Mainland China and Taiwan

Member organizations

  • Peacetime Foundation of Taiwan (臺灣和平促進文教基金會)
  • The Alliance for Handicapped People (殘障聯盟)
  • The National Teachers' Association (全國教師會)
  • The Alliance for Old People's Welfare Promotion (老人福利推動聯盟)
  • The Parents' Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (智障者家長總會)
  • Awakening Foundation (婦女新知): women's right
  • Eden Social Welfare Foundation (伊甸社會福利基金會)
  • Taiwan Labor Front (臺灣勞工陣線)
  • The National Federation of Banks' Employees Union (銀行員工會全國聯合會)

External links

  • Official site
  • The Many Hues of Taiwan's Politics - analysis from The Straits Times
    The Straits Times
    The Straits Times is an English language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore currently owned by Singapore Press Holdings . It is the country's highest-selling paper, with a current daily circulation of nearly 400,000...

    regarding the formation of the new group
  • 'Pan purple' alliance instant political force - article regarding the founding of the Pan-Purple Coalition appearing in The China Post
    The China Post
    For the article on the postal system based in the People's Republic of China, see China Post.The China Post is one of the three English-language newspapers published in Taiwan , the other two being Taiwan News and the Taipei Times. It was established by Mr. and Mrs. Y.P. Huang in 1952...

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