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Eroding justice: Open letter No. 2

In conclusion, we do remain deeply disturbed by the erosion of justice in Taiwan, and express the sincere hope and expectation that your government will maintain fair and impartial judicial practices and quickly correct the present injustices. As an editorial in the Nov. 20 issue of the London-based Economist indicated, Taiwan is “hungry for justice,” and we also hope that your government will be willing to initiate judicial reform that would move Taiwan toward a fully fair and impartial judicial system that earns the respect and admiration of democratic countries around the world.

Respectfully yours,

(in alphabetical order)

Nat Bellocchi

Former American Institute in Taiwan chairman

Coen Blaauw

Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Washington

Gordon G. Chang

Author, “The Coming

Collapse of China”

Assoc. Prof. Stéphane Corcuff

University of Lyon

Prof. June Teufel Dreyer

University of Miami

Prof. Edward Friedman

University of Wisconsin

Dr. Mark Harrison

University of Tasmania

Prof. Bruce Jacobs

Monash University

Richard C. Kagan

Professor Emeritus,

Hamline University

Jerome Keating

Author and former

associate professor,

National Taipei University

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Lynch

University of Southern California

Prof. Victor H. Mair

University of Pennsylvania

Assoc. Prof. Donald Rodgers

Austin College, Texas

Prof. Terence Russell

University of Manitoba

Prof. Scott Simon

University of Ottawa

Michael Stainton

York Center for Asia Research, Toronto

Prof. Peter Tague

Georgetown University

John J. Tkacik Jr

Senior Research Fellow,

The Heritage Foundation

Prof. Arthur Waldron

University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Vincent Wei-cheng Wang

University of Richmond

Gerrit van der Wees

Editor, “Taiwan Communiqué”

Assoc. Prof. David Curtis Wright

University of Calgary

Stephen Yates

President of DC Asia Advisory and former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs

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