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Taiwan's Transitional Justice Commission welcomes KMT legislator's amendment proposal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet’s Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) on Tuesday (Jan. 12) responded to Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an’s (蔣萬安) amendment proposal, say...

Taiwan has removed nearly 70% of its Chiang Kai-shek statues, authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transitional Justice Commission chairperson Yang Tsui (楊翠) stated on Monday (Oct. 26) that the government has already eliminated nearly 70 percent of Chiang Kai-Shek statu...

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...

Taiwan president petitioned to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

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...

Taiwan president orders archives regarding martial law-era government atrocities to be declassified in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Classified political archives held by the national security agency are to be declassified and made accessible to an investigation committee within one month, said Presiden...

Taiwan Transitional Justice Database launched on eve of 228

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Transitional Justice Database was launched on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the country's biggest uprising against corruption — the Feb. 28 massa...

Taiwan Transitional Justice Commission to continue work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When the Transitional Justice Commission (促進轉型正義委員會) reaches the end of its mission in May, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will extend its mandate by at least one year, repo...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Taiwan legislature passes NT$2.1 trillion 2020 budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Legislative Yuan on Monday (Jan. 20) approved the government’s 2020 budget of about NT$2.1 trillion (US$70 billion) in its final interim session. After cutting prop...

Intelligence reports on Taiwan's Kaohsiung Incident declassified

A series of intelligence reports on the Kaohsiung Incident, a government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters Dec. 10, 1979 have been declassified but not yet released for public consumption, an inde...

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 presidential office mourns death of independence activist

The Presidential Office on Monday expressed condolences over the death of Taiwan independence activist and former senior advisor to the president, Roger Hsieh (謝聰敏), who passed away at a New Taipei ho...

Ex-President Ma launches harsh attack on Tsai ahead of KMT primary decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-Jeou (馬英九) on Sunday (July 14) gave a keynote address at a seminar hosted by the Fair Winds Foundation on the topic of the “Distance between...