Date: Dec 06, 2016
By: Hung Juei-chin and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 228 Massacre by giving glimpses of the
personal lives of some of the victims has opened in Tainan.
“Regardless of one’s [political] stance everyone should remember the past and engage in dialogue if progress is to be made together,” Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) said at the opening of the exhibition at the National Museum of Taiwan History.
The 228 Massacre refers to an uprising that began on Feb. 27, 1947, against the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government and the resulting crackdown that left tens of thousands of people dead and launched the White Terror era.
Next year will be the 70th anniversary of the 228 Massacre and the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial law, but still more needs to be done in the pursuit of human rights and social justice, Cheng said. [FULL STORY]