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Taiwan government removes guilty sentences for last Formosa Incident defendants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) on Monday (May 23) announced a list of people whose guilty sentences have been reversed, including the last group of Formosa Inci...

Plan to shed authoritarian image of Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall soon to be unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proposal to repurpose the National Chiang Kei-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei will be revealed as early as March, according to Taiwan’s task force responsible for r...

President Tsai's re-imagining of Taiwan's political landscape

In October of 2011, then-presidential candidate and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) botched the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem (ironically while standing next to h...

President Tsai embraces nuanced view of former Taiwan dictator

On Friday (Jan. 21), the Transitional Justice Commission issued a statement slamming the Taipei City Government for building and opening the Ching-kuo Chi-hai Cultural Park in conjunction with the Chi...

Taiwan doubles compensation limit for victims killed under White Terror to NT$12 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The limit on compensation for the deaths of victims of political repression will double to NT$12 million (US$434,000), the Cabinet decided Thursday (Jan. 13). The propo...

Taiwan to start human rights fund with ill-gotten KMT assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is said to have approved the establishment of a fund to help the victims of political persecution during the martial law period and promote social justice, wit...

Transitional Justice Commission report reveals martial law-era spy network details

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau deployed more than 30,000 spies across Taiwan in the 1980s, according to a National Taiwan University report commissione...

Taiwan's great novelist Lee Chiao spied on by KMT for 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Lee Chiao Literature Association (臺灣李喬文學協會) recently celebrated its fourth founding anniversary and is now behind an initiative pushing for the writer to receiv...

KMT's Chang Ya-chung bets NT$7 million pension on 228 Incident debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chang Yachung (張亞中), from the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, has thrown down the gauntlet by announcing he will stake his entire pension fund on winning a debate ...

Taiwan mulls removal of Chiang Kai-shek statue from memorial hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission announced its transformation plan for National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Wednesday (Sept. 8), which includes the removal of Chia...

Taiwan police academy adopts transitional justice measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Police University (CPU), Taiwan’s foremost institution for police education, has changed the name of its main assembly room from "Chiang Kai-shek Hall&q...

Transitional Justice Commission reveals extent of Taiwan's former spy network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) held a presentation on Tuesday (May 4) on Taiwan's military trials and intelligence agency operations in the martial law era....

Taiwan has removed 403 authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) stated Monday (April 5) that as of March 31, various agencies across the country have removed a total of 403 martial law-era stat...

Groups to march in Taipei Sunday to commemorate Feb. 28 Incident

A coalition of over 50 civic organizations will march in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 21) to remember the victims of the Feb. 28 incident and to protest against the lingering symbols of "authoritariani...

How China's national security law threatens Hong Kong's internet freedom

Since the national security law came into effect in Hong Kong last June, different aspects of the territory's civil society have come under attack — including, recently, internet freedom. &...