By: Chang Jung-kung and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) The face of a statue of Lien Ya-tang (連雅堂) in Tainan, grandfather of former Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Lien Chan (連戰), has been painted red, police in Tainan said on Saturday.
The incident came in the wake of Lien Chan’s attendance of a Sept. 3 military parade in Beijing to celebrate victory in the War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945).
Lien’s visit was criticized as being tantamount to endorsing the Chinese Communist Party’s claim that it played a “pivotal” role in the war, which deviates from the government’s position that the Nationalist forces led the campaign against Japan throughout the eight-year war. [FULL STORY]