Radio Taiwan International
228 teaches that the people own the nation: Pres. Office (CNA photo)
The 228 Incident is a reminder that the people are the masters of a nation. That’s the word from Presidential Spokesperson Alex Huang on Friday. Huang was speaking in response to plans by China’s government to mark the 70th anniversary of the controversial events of 1947.
The 228 Incident was a bloody crackdown on protests against the newly arrived Nationalist or Kuomintang government in Taiwan that began on February 28, 1947. It is not known how many people died as a result of the violence, but academics put the figure at somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000 people. [FULL STORY]