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Taiwan Democratic Workers Party

台灣民主工黨 (Taiwan Minzhu Gongdang)

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[Taiwan Minzhu Gondang] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 9 October 2016
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The Taiwan Democratic Workers' Party (Chinese, pinyin: Taiwan Minzhu Gongdang; Chinese, Han script: 台灣民主工黨) was founded in 2002 after a split in the original Workers' Party (Chinese, pinyin: Gongdang; Chinese, Han script: 工黨) and renamed into the Taiwan Workers' Party (Chinese, pinyin: Taiwan Gongdang; Chinese, Han script: 台灣工黨) in 2003, the name under which it was registered later same year and which it still uses [1].

Its flag is green, charged with a simplified yellow Chinese character 井 spread throughout the whole field. As in several other Chinese and Taiwanese flags, this stands for the ancient "Well-field system" [2], which was traditionally respected as the ideal of social justice; yellow color stands for the three thousand years of its history, while green stands for the social justice itself [3, 4]. Green field may have actually been borrowed from the Democratic Progressive Party from which the original Workers' Party broke away in 1987 [1].

[1] Taiwan Workers' Party at Wikipedia (in Chinese):
[2] Well-field system at Wikipedia (in English):
[3] Old party website - Party flag:
[4] New party website - Party flag:

Tomislav Todorovic, 9 October 2016

Earlier Flag

[TTaiwan Minzhu Gondang] image by Ivan Sache, 17 April 2004

The flag version with the yellow star in central green area may have been an earlier variant.
Tomislav Todorovic, 9 October 2016