Radio Taiwan International
The education minister, Pan Wen-chung, has rejected accusations that the government is
trying to remove Chinese culture from its social studies curriculum guidelines. Pan was speaking Tuesday.
Pan said the guidelines on social studies have been reviewed by the National Academy for Educational Research. To seek public opinion, the academy is planning to hold 22 hearings from September. It will then submit the guidelines to the education ministry for approval.
Pan said the guidelines aim to introduce Taiwanese history, Chinese history and world history by focusing on specific topics, without any ideas of de-Sinicization.