By: Sabine Cheng and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall will be closed to the public on Feb. 28 out of respect for 228 Incident memorial activities and to prevent social confrontation, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said on Monday.
Before the completion of the enactment and implementation of transitional justice, the hall will be closed on Feb. 28 in the years to come, Cheng added.
The closure follows comments Cheng made on Feb. 25 as the Republic of China (Taiwan) prepared to mark the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident three days later, in which she announced a series of measures to push for transitional justice, including transforming the hall, which is managed by her ministry.
Cheng said she understood that there are different ideas in society on how to transform the hall, and indicated that the Ministry of Culture will hold discussions on the issue, but she hoped all sectors of society could hold a rational dialogue on the issue. [FULL STORY]