Feb 26, 2017 Culture Comments Off on Tsai explains efforts to publicize documents related to 228
President Tsai Ing-wen explained in a SundayFacebook post the government's efforts to make documents related to the 228 Incident available to the public.
The 228 Incident was a bloody crackdown against anti-government protests that began on February 28, 1947. It is not known how many people died as a result of the violence, but academics put the figure at somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000 people.
Tsai said that achieving transitional justice is the most important democratic endeavor facing Taiwan. She said that sifting through government documents to reveal what really happened during the crackdown is one of the most critical and complex tasks at hand. She said the documents of various government agencies can reveal the traces of history and provide clues about what happened.
President Tsai said in her post that there are about 1.37 million pages of related documents. She said that about 4,617 documents have been declassified.
Tsai said the Cabinet has set aside additional funds for the nation's archives bureau to conduct research set to begin on March 1 of this year. A full report is expected within three years.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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