0Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to tone down ties to late Taiwan president

CKS souvenirs and song will be removed

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/25 15:14
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident approaches, the

Chiang Kai-shek souvenirs. (By Central News Agency)

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) will stop selling souvenirs and stop broadcasting a song honoring the late president, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said Saturday.

On Tuesday, commemorative activities will take place marking the 228 Incident, in which between 18,000 and 28,000 Taiwanese were killed following a 1947 uprising against Chiang’s Kuomintang government.

In a sign of transitional justice, Cheng said she would push for legal amendments which would end the sale of souvenirs honoring Chiang’s authoritarian rule, while a song in his memory would no longer be played at the daily opening and closing of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.    [FULL  STORY]

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