Red Cross Society Act of the Republic of China abolished

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Taipei, July 27 (CNA) The Presidential Office on Wednesday promulgated an order by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) that abolished the Red Cross Society Act of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The Red Cross Society Act was a special law that allowed the organization to seek donations without prior application and exempted it from oversight.

On July 12, the Legislative Yuan revoked the law, which had been in effect for more than 60 years.

The motion to scrap the law was introduced by Legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) of the opposition New Power Party.

The Red Cross Society of the ROC will now be governed by the Civil Organizations Act.

(By Sophia Yeh and Romulo Huang)
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