By: Miao Tsung-han and Christie Chen
Taipei, June 1 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday called on
Beijing to reflect on the Tiananmen Square incident (or June Fourth massacre), a series of demonstrations in China in 1989 that culminated on June 4 with a deadly government crackdown at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
Freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are universal values and common ways of life cherished by people around the world, Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正), deputy head of the MAC, said at a regular press conference.
The MAC hopes that China will “think carefully about the historical significance and important revelations of the June Fourth incident,” and “rationally respond to its people’s demands to implement democracy and protect human rights,” in order to facilitate a more open, fair and just society, Chiu said. [FULL STORY]