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Taiwan has statues of him everywhere. Now many want Chiang Kai-shek's image removed

Across Taiwan, his image and name are everywhere — on statues and street signs and at a lavish memorial hall in the capital. Chiang Kai-shek was long heralded as a national hero who worked to unify China and fought both the Japanese and the communists.But now many Taiwanese view Chiang as a despot who repressed island culture and unleashed a deadly campaign against dissent. This week, Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill calling for a full investigation into the authoritarian rule of the late strongman while erasing his name and likeness from landmarks across the island.The parliament dominated by a party that opposes Chiang’s Nationalists approved a “transitional justice” bill late Tuesday to review what b ...