Local anti-Japanese volunteer remembered for his efforts during WWII

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/20
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Aug. 20 (CNA) Taiwan Volunteers (台灣義勇隊), a group of Taiwanese youngsters who fought against Japanese troops in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) in Southeast China, and its leader Lee Yo-pang (李友邦) have been vindicated in high school history textbooks, one of Lee’s sons said recently.

Lee was born in Luchou, New Taipei City, when Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule in 1906. He joined the Taiwanese Cultural Association when he was 15, traveled to Republican China and met with Nationalist Party leader Sun Yat-sen in 1924.

But he was shot to death by the Chinese Nationalist government in Taiwan in 1952 on suspicion of covering Communists in Taiwan and attempting to overthrow the government, said Lee Li-chun (李力群).    [FULL  STORY]

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