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DPP legislator slams textbook changes

NEW HISTORY:Changes to high-school textbooks are attempts by the Ma administration to ‘brainwash’ students and ‘de-Taiwanize’ the nation’s history, a DPP legislator charged

By Rachel Lin, Tzou Jiing-wen and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Commenting on Hsieh’s statements that the textbooks have to be in accordance with the Constitution and the Act Governing the Relations Between the Peoples of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, Shih said that history should be based on facts and historical views, not on laws.

“Laws can be amended, but history cannot; if the act were to be abolished by the Legislative Yuan, would our history also crumble?” Shih said.

She added that it was ridiculous for history academics to make such claims.

Shih added that the motive behind the curriculum outlines adjustments is an alternate form of “united front” (統戰) tactics.

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