Amid conflict, calls for reconciliation

The China Post
Date: March 1, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao, The China Post and CNA

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that Taiwan needed to revisit its

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks in Taipei on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident. (CNA)

past to ensure its future, as she marked the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident by promising new measures to find those responsible for the massacre.

“Reconciliation must be built upon the truth,” Tsai told family members of those killed or forced to flee because of the incident, an uprising that led to a bloody crackdown by Kuomintang troops.

At the ceremony, which was also attended by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and was hosted by the Memorial Foundation of 228, Tsai said that with the National Archives Administration having recently completed its decryption of 228 Incident-related files, it would move on to compiling related political party and government files starting today.

In addition, Tsai said, new investigation efforts spanning numerous government agencies would be launched to dig up and collate information on the 228 Incident and ensuing White Terror, such as confessions, records of monitored conversations, court rulings and official government documents.    [FULL  STORY]

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