The China Post
Date: February 26, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Kuomintang Legislator and great-grandson of former President Chiang
Kai-shek Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) said that both the former president’s contributions and errors should be presented in full now that Taiwan is a democracy.
The government should allow the presentation of Chiang Kai-shek’s full legacy, instead of underscoring only the misdeeds as it carries out its transitional justice policy, Chiang said.
Chiang Wan-an was speaking in response to a new Cabinet campaign to “neutralize” a complex of buildings in Taipei memorializing Chiang Kai-shek.
The lawmaker said that during Taiwan’s period of authoritarian rule, the “paramount leader” could only be praised and not criticized.
Today, the government under Democratic Progressive Party was interpreting history with a subjective ideology, highlighting only what they perceived to be Chiang Kai-shek’s wrongs, he said.
“What’s [the] difference between these two practices?” he said.
The Democratic Progressive Party government is not attempting to restore the historical truth in an objective way, he said. [FULL STORY]