‘Chiang Kai-shek was the greatest single fighter of the CCP, bar none. He also led China through one of the darkest periods of its history, including a brutal war with Japan and two periods of civil war, which wrapped together were a central part of the greatest conflict in human history.’
The News Lens
By: Adam Hatch
Chiang Kai-shek (蔣中正) has found himself in the news more than usual recently,
with beheadings of his statues and talk of removing them altogether around Taiwan.
In keeping with the theme, on May 6 The News Lens posted an opinion piece titled “Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Right Move.” This piece implied that readers are of one mind regarding Chiang’s legacy, which is subjective and could be read as a narrow understanding of Taiwan and its plethora of political perspectives.
Chiang’s statues deserve to remain on public display. He’s too important of a figure and he did too much for Taiwan to banish all observance of his legacy to the Cihu Mausoleum in Taoyuan. [FULL STORY]