‘HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE’:A TSU spokeswoman said victims of the Chinese Civil War did not come to Taiwan voluntarily and should not be equated with the Chinese government
Date Jun 11, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
The nation’s frequently bickering political parties yesterday united in denouncing a woman who
insulted an elderly waishengren (外省人), a term referring to people who fled to Taiwan with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) in 1949 after its defeat in the Chinese Civil War.
The parties issued their condemnation after Hung Su-chu (洪素珠) — a self-styled citizen reporter who has published several videos on Public Television Service’s PeoPo online platform — posted a video on Facebook on Thursday of her confronting a man walking with a cane in Kaohsiung’s 228 Peace Park.
The two-minute-long video starts with Hung asking the man when he came to Taiwan.
The man said he came to Taiwan with his parents in the 1940s, when more than 2 million mainlanders were estimated to have fled to Taiwan from China with the KMT regime.
“You should go back [to China] because Taiwanese cannot take care of you Chinese refugees anymore,” Hung told the man.
“I have contributed to Taiwan for 50 to 60 years,” the man said. [FULL STORY]