By: Chen Chia-lun and Christie Chen
Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called on China to heal the wounds of the Tiananmen Square massacre and build a more open and just society on Thursday, two days ahead of the 27th anniversary of the crackdown in Beijing.
“We would like to reiterate that freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are a way of life and universal values cherished by people around the world,” MAC Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said at a press conference, in response to questions about Beijing’s detainment of dissidents and rights activists ahead of the anniversary.
“We hope that the historical wounds of the June Fourth incident can be faced and healed, so that they become a positive force to move (the society) forward, and to build a more open, fair, just and harmonious society,” Chiu said. [FULL STORY]