By: Lu Hsin-hui and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, July 3 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) attended the launch Friday of two exhibitions on people’s lives during the 1937-1945 Second Sino-Japanese War and presented a Republic of China flag to a son of a war heroine.
The two exhibitions, one about wartime lives and the other specifically about Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule and Chiang Wei-shui (1891-1931), both curated by CNA, are being held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.
Ma gave the ROC flag to Chu Fu-kuei (朱復圭), a son of Yang Hui-min (楊惠敏 1915-1992), who as a girl guide supplied ROC flags and supplies to Chinese troops besieged by the Japanese army in Shanghai in 1937, to show gratitude and respect to citizen heroes and heroines in the war.
Ma said that “the mistakes of history might be gradually forgotten, but historical truth cannot be forgotten, since forgetting history could lead to the recurrence of the same mistakes.” [FULL STORY]