Taiwan urges China to heal Tiananmen wounds

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/02
By: Chen Chia-lun and Christie Chen

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called on China to 201606020032t0001heal 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]

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