OPINION: There Can Be No Transitional Justice Without Truth of Those Involved

Two researchers appraise transitional justice through the lens of China’s Tiananmen Square Massacre and Taiwan’s 228 Incident.

The News Lens
Date: 2018/10/03
By: By Li Wei

Credit: Reuters / TPG

This is an edited version of an excerpt of an article written for “An evening for Li Ming Che: How to face political massacres and scars: China’s June 4 and Taiwan’s 228” jointly held by the Youth Synergy Taiwan Foundation, Lee Ming-che (李明哲) rescue team, Fri.Philo, and the New school for Democracy on April 19.

The evening started with a comparison between the Tiananmen Square Massacre and Taiwan’s White Terror incidents, and developed into an in-depth discussion covering national violence and transitional justice.

For those in need of background on either event, a handy primer on the 228 Incident is available hereand a podcast interview with Wu’er Kaixi, one of the main student leaders during the Tiananmen Square protests and later one of China’s most wanted men, can be heard here.   [FULL  STORY]

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