Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen says that historical files are key in Taiwan’s path towards facing its difficult past.
Tsai was speaking at the opening of an academic conference Saturday. She said that transitional justice rests on truth, and that truth rests on historical files.
According to the UN, transitional justice is a society’s attempt to come to terms with its “large-scale past abuses”. In Taiwan, the term is generally used when talking about the violent 228 Incident of 1947 as well as its aftermath.
Tsai said that institutions like Academia Historica, where many government files are held, bear a great responsibility. She also said that she will continue pushing for government agencies to release and declassify more historic documents. [FULL STORY]