Song draws parallel between Taiwan's 228 Incident and Hong Kong's present predicament
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The four members of the Kaohsiung rock group have a history of supporting student activism in Taiwan, while the new song, with a Chinese title which can be translated as “A Tale of Two Cities” (雙城記), bears the same official English-language title as the 1989 Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) movie about the 228 Incident, the large-scale repression of a Taiwanese uprising by the Kuomintang government in which thousands of people died, and which was followed by the White Terror period of executions, disappearances and banishment.
What Hong Kong is going through today, looks more and more like what Taiwan went through 70 years ago, Fire Ex. members wrote on their Facebook page. [FULL STORY]