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...

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(July 3) at a luxury hotel formerly used by the now disbanded Taiwan Garrison Command, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rescinded political convic...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 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 airport removes Chiang Kai-shek statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung Airport removed a statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek from a park at the request of the Transitional Justice Commission, reports said Saturday (June 15). T...

Indigenous Taiwanese man tracks down father’s grave after 66 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the help of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC,促轉會), an indigenous man finally tracked down the grave of his father, a White Terror victim, at the Liuchangli Pu...

Taiwan remembers 228 victims at music concert in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A festival hosted at Taipei’s Ketagalan Boulevard on Thursday not only commemorated the lives lost during Taiwan’s period of White Terror, but also cast a ligh...

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...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Taiwan's White Terror victims urge speed up CKS Memorial Hall revision after slapping incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Representatives of the White Terror victims stood up on Thursday and denounced the use of violence, two days after Cultural Minister Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) was slapped in the face...

Taiwan CKS Memorial Hall revision and transformation plan handed to Executive Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) submitted a planning report for the revision and transformation of Chiang Kai-shek (CKS) Memorial Hall to the Executive Yuan today. UDN re...

Why all of Taiwan needs Transitional Justice to work

Transitional Justice is back in the news this week after the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) published its biannual report which made various recommendations, the majority of which seem eminentl...

Commission calls for removing Chiang Kai-shek from Taiwan's currency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of its biannual report, the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) yesterday (Dec. 17) called for the removal of images of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) from Taiwan's currency be...

Commission urges end to honor guards at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a list of authoritarian items to be removed from the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) yesterday (Dec. 17) called for the abol...