» 05/10/2007, 00.00
Taiwan’s changing landscape, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall renamed
Taiwan’s government approves renaming the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Kuomintang cries foul.
21/07/2009 TAIWAN – CHINA
For the first time since 1949 Taiwan to open office in China
China and Taiwan agree to open tourist offices in each other’s capital to deal with issues generated by growing tourism. In Taiwan ruling party restores Chiang Kai-shek’s name to Memorial Hall.
Rededicated to democracy ex-Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall reopens
The building had been closed for some months; now it is dedicated to liberty and the victims of Chiang’s rule. The historical revisionism of Chiang’s rule conceals an ongoing power struggle between the island’s main parties ahead of this year’s elections.
26/03/2009 TAIWAN – CHINA
Trial of former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian opens
Former leader enters courtroom in handcuffs, charged with corruption, money laundering and forging documents. For many the proceedings are a “government purge” by the Kuomintang against its Democratic Progressive opponent. Suspicions also fall on the mainland.
Removing the memory of Chiang Kai-shek, a internal challenge in Taiwan
Taiwan’s ruling DPP government has removed the name of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek from what is now Taiwan's Democracy Memorial Hall complex. A missionary who is also an East Asia expert explains the reasons behind the decision, which he attributes to the upcoming presidential elections rather than any pro-independence motive.
Government to remove all Chiang Kai-shek statues
The Taiwanese are openly discussing the responsibilities of the late dictator in the 228 massacre and the White Terror. The Kuomintang accuses the government of trying to deny the past. President Chen reshuffles his cabinet to show who is in charge and prepare the next elections.
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