It can be hard to remember all the ways in which the KMT government under President Ma Ying-jeou has been pushing Taiwan back from the progress made during the DPP's last 8 years into darker times. So Wei-chen does us the favor of cataloging them, providing links to Chinese media as well. Here's a few of the choice ones:
- Changing the name of Taiwan Post back to Chunghwa Post
- Worshipping Chiang Ching-kuo [only a slight exaggeration of the government sponsored celebration a few weeks ago commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday]
- Changing the name of Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall back to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
- Having certain government officials dealing with China take a test on the Chinese constitution [as MT pointed out to me, this actually makes more sense than it sounds like]
- Seriously curtailing human rights during ARATS head Chen Yun-lin's visit to Taiwan
- Re-opening the mausoleum of Chiang Kai-shek.
- Reintroducing the serviceman's doctrine.
- Reintroducing a song at the Army's military academy which includes the line, "the [KMT] party flag waves"
- Reintroducing the military song "I love China"
- The Taipei City government specifically doing checks on the book sof pro-Green businesses
- Asking departments to check on what male civil servants wear when on duty to make sure it is appropriate (really necessary?)
- The MOI asking the CNA to alter its reporting to be more China- and Ma-friendly
- Reintroducting student formations in the Double Ten parade
- Putting military instructors in middle and elementary schools and re-expanding their roles
- The police breaking up legal private assemblies
And now, the government wants to erase the past about the white terror. Not to mention the party property issue I talked about yesterday.
So how much of this questionable report was accurate, in the end?