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History

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  • Source: Control Yuan
  • Date: 2014/05/22

The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has always striven to uphold accountability and integrity, keep corrupt money out of politics, and ensure a clean and honest government. To ensure the integrity of public servants, the Act on Asset Declaration by Public Servants was signed into law on July 2, 1993, and took effect on September 1, setting forth the rules that govern the asset declaration process. The Department of Asset Declaration by Public Servants was established on August 1st 1993, followed by a revision of the Organic Law of the Control Yuan (CY). The Department consists of members appointed from different departments within the CY. Amendments of the Organic Law of the Control Yuan were promulgated on January 7, 1998, placing the Department of Asset Declaration by Public Servants in charge.
To deter corruption and conveyance of unjust interest, the Regulations on Recusal of Public Servants Due to Conflicts of Interest were formulated, leading to the promulgation of the Act on Recusal of Public Servants Due to Conflicts of Interest in 2000. The Political Donations Act was introduced in 2004 to ensure fair and just political campaigns and sound democratic processes by regulating and managing political donations. Last but not least, the Lobbying Act was introduced in 2007, placing the Department in charge of matters related to lobbying to ensure open and transparent processes and prevent the conveyance of unjust interests to encourage clean government.
The Department is responsible for ensuring government accountability by handling matters covered in the four aforementioned acts, also known collectively as the Sunshine Acts, and doing so with full compliance. It is also empowered to issue penalties and pass resolutions on cases submitted for inspection. According to provisions in Paragraph 3, Article 2 of the Organic Act of the Control Yuan Committees, the Committee on Anti-Corruption should be made up of seven CY members, one departmental director and several secretaries.