BBC Chinese recently reported that Taiwan’s newly elected ruling party the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) released a statement on June 4th suggesting people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait had nothing to fear from democracy. Although the Mainland had significant economic growth in recent years, at the same time, political and social challenges are piling up. Both the former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou and the new president Tsai Ing-wen issued statements asking for the vindication of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and for the Communist Party to return more rights to the Mainland people; acts which will win true respect from the international community. Hung Shiu-chu, Chairman of the opposition party, The Kuomintang of China (KMT), also stated that the entire Chinese population on both sides of the Strait is looking forward to the common goal of freedom and liberty. June 4th is the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Source: BBC Chinese, June 4, 2016