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