CKS Memorial Hall transformation plan unveiled

09 September, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT


The Transitional Justice Commission has announced the outline of a plan for the transformation of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei.


Acting commission chairwoman Yeh Hong-ling says the aim of the plan is to turn the site into a public park with "reflections on Taiwan's authoritarian history" as its main theme.


The plan includes a proposal to remove the bronze statue of Chiang from the main building, which will then undergo renovations.


Yeh says the aim of those renovations is to "eliminate authoritarian elements in the structure of the hall."


According to the transformation plan, all authoritarian symbols in the park will be removed to make the venue more commemorative and return the space to the public.


The acting commission chairwoman says a draft planning bill regarding the transformation that involves an amendment to the Organization Act of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Management Office will be formally drafted later this year.


A more detailed bill is expected to be announced in the first half of next year.

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