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United Daily News: Nobody stormed Chen's Presidential Office

United Daily News: Nobody stormed Chen's Presidential Office

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen has voiced her support on her Facebook page for the activists who stormed into the Education Ministry building on July 23 as part of a protest against revised guidelines for Taiwan's high school history curriculum.
She also expressed her opposition to the ministry wanting those who broke into the building to be prosecuted.
Tsai must not forget that when hundreds of thousands of people rallied outside the Presidential Office in 2006, when the DPP's Chen Shui-bian was in power, to protest bribery and corruption in his administration, none of them broke into the presidential complex.
How can she shoulder her responsibilities as president of the country if she accepts this extremist thinking that is anti-civilization and anti-law and order?
The core dispute over the amendments to the curriculum guidelines lies on whether the description of Japanese colonial rule in Taiwan from 1895 to 1945 is accurate. Opposing colonization is a universal justice that should not be allowed to be denied in a history textbook.
Even if the pro-independence DPP and Tsai want to humiliate and slander the Republic of China, they do not have to extol colonial rule. There is no difference between the DPP's desire to beautify Japan's rule over Taiwan and former President Lee Teng-hui's public statement that the controversial Diaoyutai Islands belong to Japan.
We wonder if those are the standards of civilization and national identity that Tsai hopes Taiwanese will embrace.
Moreover, could the recognition of the July 23 siege be Tsai's declaration that if elected president next year, she would welcome protesters to storm into a government office and then occupy the building for as long as they want?
And under those circumstances, would she not have the activists arrested or press charges against them? (Editorial abstract - July 28, 2015)


Updated : 2021-09-24 00:06 GMT+08:00