Thu, Jan 16, 2014 - Page 8

Chiang a war criminal too

So, let me get this straight: Taiwan’s illegal Republic of China (ROC) government-in-exile’s President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is upset at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, while the ROC and their Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government in Taiwan honor and worship former dictator Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石)?

Does Ma — arguably the most unpopular president of any democratic nation in the history of modern democracy — truly think his opposition to Abe’s shrine visit will make people forget how many Taiwanese and Aborigines were tortured, raped and/or killed during the brutal tyranny of his idol Chiang and his generals?

Is it not time to impeach Ma and direct Taiwan back onto the path to true and real democracy?

Good people of Taiwan, awaken your slumbering spirits and start caring about the future of your gorgeous country!

Daniel Luthi

Greater Taichung

Simple questions

I would like a reply from officials, from leaders of the political parties in Taiwan.

What do you call a landmass, an area or an island: that has its own sovereign independent government; that has free and democratic elections; that has its own army, navy and air force; that has its own police force; that has its own flag and national anthem; and that has its own languages? Please answer with just one word, if you have the guts.

What do you call a president of such a landmass, area or island, who wants to give the place to a communist country free of charge? Just a one-word answer, please.

They are simple questions, so you should be able to give simple answers.

Gert Floor

Greater Taichung