OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Right Move

The News Lens
Date: 2017/05/06
By: Matthew Geason

Matthew Geason is an intern with the Truman National Security Project, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, and a student at National Taiwan Normal University. Views expressed are his own.

‘For those who believe that this debate was laid to rest, recall that if there was

Photo: REUTERS/Richard Chung

severance with the past, there would be no need for a truth and reconciliation commission,’ argues Matthew Geason.

In recent weeks, Taiwan has seen two statues beheaded as a result of decades-old ideological differences. After the beheading of a statue of Japanese engineer Yoichi Hatta, individuals outraged by this action reportedly responded with the decapitation of a statue of former president Chiang Kai-shek (蔣中正).

This was followed by the introduction of a bill in Taiwan’s parliament, the Legislative Yuan, proposing repurposing the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and removing all statues of the former president from around the country.    [FULL  STORY]

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