A giant statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in a park in Taoyuan where hundreds of memorials to the former dictator have been removed. Photo: AFP
A giant statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in a park in Taoyuan where hundreds of memorials to the former dictator have been removed. Photo: AFP
Taiwan

Unwanted statues of a highly divisive general? Here’s how Taiwan deals with the issue

Memorials to Chiang Kai-shek have been taken out of public buildings and taken to a park as the island tries to come to terms with his legacy

A giant statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in a park in Taoyuan where hundreds of memorials to the former dictator have been removed. Photo: AFP
A giant statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in a park in Taoyuan where hundreds of memorials to the former dictator have been removed. Photo: AFP
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