“Taiwan Changing: From Dictator’s Statues to Democracy’s Choice” In the past, Taiwan was filled with statues of a dictator, but now, over 40,000 of them are disappearing.

The statues of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, once scattered across the country, are being removed, with around 200 stored in a park near Taipei.

Taiwan, once the refuge for Chiang after fleeing communist forces, has transformed into a democracy that challenges its ties with Beijing.

As the nation heads into an election, the question of identity emerges—some still see themselves as Chinese, while others strongly identify as Taiwanese.

The younger generation, in particular, desires peace with China but rejects the idea of being a part of it. This shift poses a challenge to China’s vision of unification under the Communist Party.

(Source: BBC)


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