By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2016 will probably go into history as the year that everything changed in Taiwan. For only the second time, the island’s voters ended a period of Kuomintang government and elected a representative of the Democratic Progressive Party to become president. What is different this time around, is that the DPP also won an absolute majority of seats at the Legislative Yuan, an unprecedented event.
As a result, President Tsai Ing-wen will have the leeway necessary to put her policy proposals into practice, be they related to social reforms, economic recovery, relations with China or government transparency.
One of the topics most often discussed during this period has been “transitional justice,” a term which covers a wide range of topics and issues, including the victims of the 228 Incident and the White Terror, and the contested KMT assets. [FULL STORY]