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Taiwan's White Terror

Evan Rees
Asia-Pacific Analyst, Stratfor
Thomas Vien
East Asia Analyst
Feb 28, 2016 | 14:08 GMT
Nationalist officials scuffle with a black market cigarette vendor — the event that sparked nationwide protests Feb. 28, 1947.
Nationalist officials scuffle with a black market cigarette vendor — the event that sparked nationwide protests Feb. 28, 1947.
(JUN LI/WIKIMEDIA)

"Dogs go, pigs come," read the graffiti-smeared walls throughout Taipei in February 1947. It was less than a year and a half since the Allies had driven the so-called "dogs" out, defeating the Japanese Empire and liberating Taiwan from 50 years of foreign rule. Taiwan now belonged to Generalissimo Chiang...

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