Is the DPP Planning Changes to CKS Memorial Hall?

Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall

Members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are no fans of Chiang Kai-shek’s legacy of authoritarian rule in Taiwan, and the election of Tsai Ing-wen has raised rumors of the possibility that the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall would be altered or demolished.

Despite numerous statues of the former leader being removed in the past year, new Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chun denied that there is any such plan to demolish the memorial hall in Taipei, Apple Daily reported. Her remarks were made to the Legislative Yuan Education & Culture Committee today.

Cheng added that while there is no plan to demolish the memorial, the Ministry of Culture is open to discussion and public hearings on the matter in an effort to promote justice for those affected by authoritarian policies and the White Terror era.

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