China Tries to Reclaim Taiwan Political Heroine

February 27, 2007 at 12:53 pm | Posted in 228, China, News, Politics, Taiwan, 台灣, 台湾, 政治, 新聞, 新闻, 中国, 中國, 二二八 | Leave a comment


Ben Blanchard in Beijing, Feb. 27, 2007 Reuters

China is mounting a propaganda blitz ahead of commemorations in Taiwan this week of a crackdown by Chinese troops in 1947 that left thousands of Taiwanese dead and became a rallying point for independence supporters.

A Chinese government-backed publisher has unveiled a new book on Hsieh Hsueh-hung — known as Xie Xuehong in China — who led demonstrations in central Taiwan in 1947, to claim her as a Chinese heroine and not the “mother of Taiwan independence”…

“Some Taiwan independence scholars have political motives and assert that Hsieh Hsueh-hung is the ‘mother of Taiwan independence’,” said Liang Guoyang, head of the All-China Taiwanese Association, a Chinese-backed group…

As usual, I’m amazed by the CCP’s uncanny ability to nit pick at small details, take them out of context and then exploit them to serve their own political agendas. I would like to see the CCP mention the fact that Hsieh founded the Taiwanese Communist Party, whose ideologies revolved around the idea of a Taiwanese nation and whose ultimate goal was to establish the Republic of Formosa, an independent nation free from the control and influences of China.


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