Date: Aug 13, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) abusive past still holds lessons for Taiwanese, one of the last living victims of China’s Anti-Rightist Movement said yesterday at an event celebrating the movement’s 60th anniversary, calling for Taiwan to avoid direct dealings with Beijing.
“The Chinese Nationalist Party [KMT] used to say the [Chinese] Communists were bandits, but that is too shallow — they are not bandits, they are Satan himself, so you should not make contact with them because they will only harm you: You cannot eat the devil, but the devil can eat you,” said Feng Guojiang (馮國將), an overseas Chinese in Indonesia, after he was targeted by the movement while studying architecture at Qinghua University and was sent to a Chinese labor reform camp for 20 years.
Feng was one of many people who took up Mao Zedong’s (毛澤東) invitation to criticize the government and suggest reforms as part of the Hundred Flowers Campaign. [FULL STORY]