China doesn't do public executions. Quite the opposite, they do secret executions, which many think is worse. They did on the other hand have a crime TV program interviewing with those who were about to die. The outcry shut down that series though, years ago.
maybe it's interesting to know that Chinese turned into the second biggest arm dealers in the world. After the EUA of course.
Last week Taiwan's culture ministry announced plans to repurpose the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, one of Taipei's top tourist attractions, in a project could entail the removal of a massive bronze statue of Chiang. And the hall, it said, will stop selling Chiang-themed merchandise.The memorial hall isn't alone. Chiang's presence is being steadily removed from public spaces across Taiwan, feeding into a larger public debate about Taiwan's identity and "Chinese-ness." Chiang used education and propaganda to create a Chinese identity here, while also trying to erase 50 years of Japanese colonial rule and tamp down the local indigenous culture. But that identity has steadily faded since the arrival of democracy in the 1990s, and a new identity unique to Taiwan has begun to emerge.
Why is Spain in the middle of a spat between China and Taiwan?Although most of the 269 suspects arrested were Taiwanese nationals, Beijing asked for the entire group to be sent to China. Last month, the Spanish government approved the request.Taiwan, which China sees as a breakaway province that will eventually be reunited with the mainland, has protested that the decision violates historical European human rights norms and the "principle of nationality".But the reality is that it can do little to stop the transfer. Spain, like most countries, doesn't formally recognise Taiwan as a state.
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