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Taiwan Peace Memorial Day

Following the end of World War II, the island of Taiwan won independence from Japan, and the Chinese Nationalist government officially took over the island. On February 28, 1947, misunderstandings between the new government and the native residents led to an uprising that was brutally suppressed. February 28 has been named Peace Memorial Day and is marked by memorial services for the victims, concerts, art exhibitions, and group runs. Taiwan's president attends a ceremony in which he rings a ceremonial bell and bows to the victims' families. More...
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Taiwan remembers 1947 massacre

Ceremonies at the 228 Memorial mark a painful period in the island’s history that still scars its relationship with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan—One by one, white-haired men and women laid long-stemmed lilies in front of the 228 memorial, bowing in reverence to relatives killed in the 228 Massacre—also known as the 228 Incident—in 1947. Wafts of classical music drifted from a commemorative concert in another section of the park, as kids chased each other in the grassy lawn.
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228 Incident was all done by Kuomintang, the supposed enemy of mainland China. According to the rule of "enemy's enemy is friend", native Taiwanese should be friends of mainland China. Then Kuomintang was from mainland China... the plot thickens.
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