Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Retrocession Day

Sixty years ago today, Japanese rule of Taiwan ended. To get an idea of the different things that this day means to different people, read these three very different articles:

These three articles show the Chinese position (Xinhua), DPP position (TNO), and disinterested foreigner position (BBC). The KMT position is covered in Xinhua. Ironic isn't it?

Update: For anyone confused by my use of the word "Retrocession" yesterday, President Chen offers a clarification:
The real meaning of 'retrocession' is Taiwanese having the freedom to rule their own country.