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Taiwan moves to erase authoritarian legacy with new laws

Tributes to Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek will be removed across the island after lawmakers voted in favour of the mandatory axing of symbols of its authoritarian past. The so-called "transitional justice" bill, which was passed late Tuesday, means that streets and schools will be renamed and statues taken down. It also paves the way for a full investigation into Chiang's "White Terror" -- a purge of his political opponents between 1947 and his death in 1975.
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