Taiwan to commemorate 228 Incident with ceremonies, exhibitions

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- More than 30 ceremonies, concerts and exhibitions commemorating victims of the February 28 Incident of 1947 will take place on the anniversary of the tragedy and throughout Ma...

Taiwan president: new information on 228 incident to be published in midyear report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new midyear transitional justice report containing the names of previously unknown victims and new information on the 228 incident is soon to be published, President Tsa...

Art exhibition opens at National Human Rights Museum in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — An art exhibition exploring the history of sites where rights violations occurred opened Nov. 28 at the National Human Rights Museum in New Taipei City as part of governm...

Upcoming Events in Taipei Aug. 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has plenty of interesting and fun things to do as August rolls on. Here is a selection of events happening in the Taipei area from Aug. 4 to 12 that readers ma...

Taiwan's Top 10 Museums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is blessed with an abundance of museums offering insights into just about anything you can think of. They are popular with tourists and locals alike and many are highly ...

Human Rights Museum shows government's commitment to democracy: Taiwan Premier 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park, as part of the National Human Rights Museum, was inaugurated Friday, with a series of exhibitions and cultural events promoting hu...

Tsai opens Taiwan's first National Human Rights Museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday (May 17) presided over the opening of the country's first Human Rights Museum on Green Island.  After nearly seven yea...

Promoting human rights could drive country's diplomacy: Taiwan President

GREEN ISLAND (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday that the establishment of a national-level human rights museum could drive Taiwan's diplomatic relations with other co...

Holocaust memorial event held in Taipei to call for awareness of genocide, and respect for human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A solemn event commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day was held on Sunday at the National Central Library in Taipei City. The event served to raise the ...

Taiwan Human Rights Museum to use virtual reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Human Rights Museum might use virtual reality to recreate sites related to the White Terror era if they have already been destroyed or changed, Cul...

Human Rights Day event commemorates previous victims of political prosecution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) organized a commemoration of the Human Rights Day on Sunday, with victims of political suppression and their family during the 228 Incident a...

MOC hold events to celebrate International Museum Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Culture is holding a series of events reflecting the 2017 theme of “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums,” in cel...

Memorial service held to commemorate White Terror victims

A memorial service was held in New Taipei on Saturday to commemorate the victims of the White Terror era, a period of political persecution in Taiwan that lasted from 1949 to 1987. Over 100 victims...

The View from Taichung: 2-28 and the real question of responsibility

Progress on the 2-28 massacre and related issues took many forms this week. In her first speech at the annual commemoration, President Tsai announced that she would address the issue of responsibility...

Belated wills reveal love from condemned political prisoners during White Terror

What were the last words Taiwanese political prisoners on death row in the 1950s wanted to say to their wives? Wills of 10 condemned political prisoners suffering from White Terror persecution in...