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Thornberry pans ‘conspiracy of silence’

RIGHTS:The former missionary said the US ignored the repression that went on in the ROC under martial law and is doing the same with China’s treatment of Taiwan

By William Lowther  /  Staff Reporter in Washington

Thornberry asked whose side the US was really on.

“Are we on the side of a democratic Taiwan or that of a repressive China? Are we letting China dictate what constitutes stability? Is the past even past?” he asked.

“I believe the struggle for justice will continue in Taiwan in and beyond the elections of Jan. 14, 2012. Unless we choose to be blind, as the citizens of the US were when White Terror reigned, our people and our institutions of government need also to come to terms with our past in Taiwan,” he said.

“That’s no small task,” Thornberry said.

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