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228 Massacre commemorated with free concert in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A free, outdoor concert is being held at Liberty Square in Taipei on Wednesday (Feb. 28), headlined by popular singer Enno Cheng (鄭宜農), along with indie bands Crescent Lam...

Tsai lauds Taiwan's transitional justice efforts to commemorate 228 Massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) listed her administration’s accomplishments in implementing transitional justice over the past eight years in a speech at a memorial cer...

Taiwan declassifies secret government files

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The permanent classification of secret government documents came to an end on Wednesday (Feb. 28), the 77th anniversary of the 228 Massacre. The relevant amendments to ...

Lai Ching-te stresses need for more education, reflection on Taiwan's 228 Massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) emphasized the need for more education concerning the 228 Massacre during his remarks at the memorial service for its 77th anniversary i...

Tony Leung wins Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at Venice Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tony Leung (梁朝偉), the Hong Kong born actor famous for his portrayal of a mute anti-government photographer in the first Taiwanese film to depict the country’s over 3...

Ex-leader of Taiwan's largest militia in 1940s passes away at 102

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chung Yi-jen (鍾逸人), a Taiwanese pro-independence activist and militia leader in 1947, later an award-winning author, died of pulmonary edema at a hospital in Taichung on S...

KMT legislator says 228 not worth commemorating in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) legislator for the island county of Kinmen has said the 228 Memorial Day is not worth commemorating, and that the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis is more wo...

South Taiwan schools remove symbols of authoritarian past

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To discourage idolization of Taiwan’s past authoritarian leader and government, Tainan’s schools will no longer feature buildings named after, or in honor of, ...

Video shows Taipei mayor confronted by protestors at 228 Massacre event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) was confronted by a group of protesters as he delivered a speech at a ceremony commemorating the 76th anniversary of the 228 Massacre at T...

President lauds Taiwan's transitional justice efforts at 228 Massacre event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Feb. 28) reviewed the progress of her administration’s transitional justice efforts while delivering a speech honoring the v...

Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an attends 228 Massacre ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) attended a ceremony in Taipei’s 228 Peace Park on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 28) to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the 228 Massacr...

228 Massacre commemorated with concert in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A free, outdoor concert will be held in downtown Taipei on Tuesday (Feb. 28) headlined by popular indie rockers, Elephant Gym (大象體操), along with reknown folk musicians, Li...

228, Japan, and selective amnesia

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Today commemorates the 228 Massacre of 1947 and its horrific aftermath. News reports about various memorial activities being held fill the newspapers and short, potte...

'Godfather of Taiwan independence' Koo Kwang-ming dies at 96

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Koo Kwang-min (辜寬敏) was born into a powerful business family and worked tirelessly on the cause that would become his life’s passion, Taiwan independence. He pass...

Japanese-style residence in Taipei gets new lease on life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese-style residence in Taipei has been transformed into a center of art and delicacies in yet another example of the city’s initiative to revive old buildings...