228 INCIDENT:Alex Tsai said all KMT members and officials should remember that Chiang Kai-shek was a veteran warrior who put Taiwan’s interests above all
Date: Apr 06, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) was a “respected veteran” who put Taiwan’s security ahead of
his goals, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Central Policy director Alex Tsai (蔡正元) said yesterday, adding that all KMT members must be required to recite this “standard” response to questions about the former president’s role in the 228 Incident.
Tsai hosted a KMT news conference to address criticism by pan-green politicians and their supporters who say Chiang, who died 42 years ago yesterday, was the mastermind of the 228 Incident.
After the 228 Incident erupted in 1947, militia occupied public agencies — including airports, city governments, schools and hospitals — prompting Chiang, the national leader at the time, to deploy troops to Taiwan in a last-ditch effort to quash the insurgency, just like any head of state would, Tsai said. [FULL STORY]