Declassified documents on late President Chiang to be released online
Jan 02, 2017GeneralComments Off on Declassified documents on late President Chiang to be released online
Some 260,000 documents related to late Republic of China President Chiang Kai-shek will be made available to the public later this year after they have been declassified, said Academia Historica, which is planning to publish them on its website.
The online publication of the documents is part of Academia Historica's efforts to digitize and update its search system.
The new system will be launched on Jan. 5 with the initial publication of 50,000 documents pertaining to Chiang, which will be accessible free of charge on the website of the country's top national archive.
The remaining documents will be declassified and put into the system over time with the goal of digitizing and releasing all 260,000 by the end of April, said Academia Historica, which under the Presidential Office.
The new system will also allow users to apply online for access to information that is not available on the digital system, Academia Historica said.
It said its director Wu Mi-cha (???) will hold a press conference Tuesday to introduce the new online archive, which will be bigger and more convenient.
Chiang served as president of the ROC from 1948 to 1949 and from 1950 to 1975.