TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: Hung decries Chiang removals

‘PERSECUTION’ COMPLEX:The KMT chairperson said that the DPP government is trying to demonize Chiang Kai-shek and lay the groundwork for independence

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 02, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter, with CNA

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱)

A statue of former president Chiang Kai-shek at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung is stained with red and white paint yesterday. Photo: Courtesy of a Liberty Times reader

yesterday called the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) effort to remove symbols of former president Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) from public spaces “an effort to ‘de-Republic of China [ROC]-ize’ and ‘desinicize’” Taiwan.

The KMT government had paid compensations, apologized, erected monuments and launched foundations about the 228 Incident when it was in power because “it believed in social harmony through understanding the historical truth, learning the lesson and letting go of the hatred,” she said.

“Sadly, the DPP government has continued to cash in on the Incident like it did [when it first came to power in 2000], and what it did for electoral gains in the name of truth-seeking now has become political persecution in the name of transitional justice,” she said.   [FULL  STORY]

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