Sun, Jan 07, 2018 - Page 6 News List

A lesson in what White Terror was

By Shih Ming-hsiung 施明雄

During the White Terror era, there was no such thing as a summons or a warrant for arresting and killing people. A few ruffians would appear out of nowhere, rush into anyone’s home and bust people on the spot.

As political power has shifted, the Ministry of Education should require that the suffering and the prosecution of political victims under the White Terror is documented in detail in textbooks on the modern history of Taiwan. That way, posterity would gain a better understanding of what the White Terror really was, and Wang Ping-chung and those of his ilk would be able to cherish more the basic human rights, democracy and freedoms they enjoy.

Succumbing to the authoritarian regime of the PRC will do them no good at all — and the Taiwanese government will definitely not treat them the way China has treated Lee Ming-che (李明哲).

Shih Ming-hsiung is a political victim.

Translated by Chang Ho-ming

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