By: Lu Hsin-hui and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) A group comprising survivors and families of victims of political suppression from the 1950s urged President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Saturday to sign a peace agreement with Beijing to ensure the peaceful development of cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
The group put forward the proposal at an annual event held in Taipei to remember the “white terror” victims. The theme of this year’s event was “peace agreement and historical justice,” according to the group.
As survivors of “white terror” and families of the victims, the group said they have a very deep feeling about the damage caused to Taiwanese society by the 38-year-long martial law imposed by the former Kuomintang regime following its retreat to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war.
They argued that Tsai’s efforts to promote transitional justice, which they said merely targets the injustices committed by the past authoritarian rulers, is based on “a distortion of history.” [FULL STORY]