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National Taiwan University starts work on memorial for murdered activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work started on the Dr. Chen Wen-chen Incident Memorial Square (陳文成事件紀念廣場) on the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU) Thursday (July 16) following a long campaign t...

Vice president attends Taiwan independence supporter's memorial event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President William Lai (賴清德) on Thursday (July 2) attended a memorial event for Taiwan independence supporter Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) and suggested the nation's misfor...

New report links state forces to death of 1980s activist Chen Wen-chen

Democracy activist Chen Wen-chen (陳文成), who was found dead on a university campus in Taipei in 1981, is believed to have been murdered, and state security forces were most likely involved, according t...

National Security Bureau to continue declassifying files from Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) will continue its declassification of political archives to be used in probes into the wrongdoings of the Kuomintang nationalist governm...

Civil and student groups march in Taipei ahead of 228 Incident anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40 civil and student groups marched on the streets of Taipei Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) in commemoration of the 228 Incident – the island-wide suppressio...

Taiwan civic groups rally to commemorate 73rd anniversary of 228 Incident

More than 40 civic groups staged a march in Taipei on Saturday to mark the 73rd anniversary of the 228 Incident, calling on the public not to forget the people's uprising in February 1947 that spu...

NTU students, faculty to raise funds for professor murdered during Taiwan's White Terror

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Faculty members and student representatives of National Taiwan University (NTU) are raising money in order to establish a memorial square on campus in honor of deceased pr...

Taiwan plans memorial square for democracy activist Chen Wen-chen

Plans are afoot to build a memorial square at National Taiwan University (NTU) to honor Chen Wen-chen (陳文成), a young democracy activist who died under mysterious circumstances and whose body was found...

Taiwan president rescinds convictions of political victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a ceremony held on Sunday (July 3) at a luxury hotel formerly used by the now disbanded Taiwan Garrison Command, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rescinded political convic...

Taiwan's legislature passes bill on declassifying political files

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A bill aimed at declassifying and archiving political files kept by Taiwan's government agencies and political parties during its period of authoritarian rule, cleared the legislat...

Secret files about victims of suspected political murders in Taiwan could be unsealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Files about suspected political murders during the Kuomintang’s (KMT) Martial Law era might be declassified, following the approval of new regulations by the Legisla...

Secret files need to be unsealed to reveal the truth about Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Commentator Yang Sen-hong wrote that failing to unlock the secret files from the Martial Law era would be a serious collective crime on the part of the government, calling on t...

Taiwan activists want secret files opened about dead victims of KMT repression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government should not allow the National Security Bureau (NSB) to keep files of victims of the Kuomintang’s Martial Law regime sealed forever, according to human...