Experts slam ministry’s WWII videos

ROC-CENTRIC:Various experts criticized a series of five government-funded videos, saying they favored war history and ignored important events in the nation’s past

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 12, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Government-funded videos marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II portrayed a “historically inaccurate” version of the transfer of Taiwanese sovereignty after the war and failed to review the history “from a Taiwan-centered perspective,” a National Chengchi University professor of Taiwanese history said yesterday.

As part of the government’s year-long plan to publicize the role of the Republic of China’s (ROC) armed forces and government in World War II, five videos commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were posted on the “Trending Taiwan” YouTube channel, leading to debate among people who watched them.     [FULL  STORY]

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