By: Christie Chen and Chen Chia-lun
Taipei, June 3 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Friday reiterated its call on China to heal the wounds of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and to put its people first in its reforms, ahead of the 27th anniversary of the crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing.
In a statement issued Friday, the MAC said freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law “are a way of life and universal values cherished by people around the world,” and it hopes China can face and heal the wounds of the massacre so that they “become a positive force to move (the society) forward.”
The official statement came after MAC Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) made the same remarks during a press conference a day earlier.
The MAC noted that China has recently proposed a “people-centered” development vision, and has vowed to maintain social justice and protect human rights. [FULL STORY]