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Lawmakers Eye Removal of Taiwan’s Top Chiang Kai-shek Memorial

Taiwan lawmakers are debating whether to remove the island’s pre-eminent landmark to former strongman Chiang Kai-shek as his party fades from power and citizens resent his violent suppression of dissent in the mid-20th century. Chiang’s 6.3-meter bronze statue sits now in a tall Chinese-style pavilion that anchors a Taipei plaza that has become one of the capital city’s chief tourist landmarks. The monument opened in 1980 to remember Chiang as Taiwan’s leader from the mid-1940s until...

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