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Officials draw fire over 228 remarks

OOPS:Premier Jiang Yi-huah called the massacre of 20,000 people ‘an unintentional mistake,’ while Ma still calls payments to its victims ‘compensation’ rather than ‘indemnity’

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

The 20,000 deaths in the 228 Massacre, when Taiwan’s population was about 6 million, means that, on average, 33 of 10,000 — or 0.33 percent — of Taiwanese were killed, while the 400,000 killed represented less than 0.1 percent of the total Chinese population of 500 million at the time.

“So why was the 228 Massacre a small case?” the association asked.

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