Taiwanese Government Plans To Remove Nearly 800 Statues Of Chiang Kai Shek

Taiwanese Government Plans To Remove Nearly 800 Statues Of Chiang Kai Shek

Taiwanese government plans to remove nearly 800 statues of Chiang Kai Shek. The island is currently in conflict with China. Chiang Kai Shek himself was a Chinese military dictator who ruled Taiwan for decades under martial law. Until now, the legacy related to Chiang Kai Shek is still being debated.

Shinpo cabinet officials before the Taiwan legislature on Monday, April 23 2024. Said that the Ministry of Home Affairs would remove the remaining 760 statues. This step was taken in response to criticism of the government that it was not moving fast enough. Over the years the government and society have continued to engage in debate about what to do with the statues. In particular, the largest Chiang Kai Shek statue in the Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall in the Taiwanese capital Taipei.

On the other hand, it has become a tradition for the Republic of China or ROC military in Taiwan to honor the statue of Chiang Kai Shek who is considered to have founded the training academy in China and Taiwan. Currently several Chiang statues have been moved to a park in northern Taipe where there are thousands of Chiang Kai Shek statues arranged in a field.