By: Elaine Hou and Tang Pei-chun
Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Videos of a woman firing insults at elderly people who came to Taiwan from
China during the retreat of the Nationalist government about seven decades ago have drawn condemnation from across party lines, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) calling for respect and inclusiveness among Taiwanese people.
The videos made by self-proclaimed “citizen journalist” Hung Su-chu (洪素珠) show elderly men and women in Kaohsiung on the receiving end of Hung’s verbal assaults.
In the clips, she told them to “scram” back to the Chinese mainland, demanded to know whether they had made any contribution to Taiwan and questioned why they and other veterans who came from China can be considered Taiwan’s “honored citizens” — a term used by the government to indicate retired servicemen — and receive government benefits.
After Hung posted one of the videos on her Facebook page on Thursday, it generated a lot of criticism, with reports of the incident making it on the front page of two of the four major Chinese-language dailies in Taiwan: Apply Daily and China Times. [FULL STORY]