2017年1月30日 星期一

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Near A Quarter Million Taiwanese Gathered to Protest for Human Rights Violation in Its Military

Near A Quarter Million Taiwanese Gathered to Protest for Human Rights Violation in Its Military

Near a quarter million Taiwanese marched and gathered in front of the Presidential Office Building on the night of August 3rd (local time) demanding justice for the tragic death of young Corporal Hung Chung-Chu (洪仲丘) and the improvement of human rights issues in the country’s military, Republic of China Army (RCA).

The mysterious death of Corporal Hung has been the center of this island’s attention for a month since its reporting in early July. Though the government and its military police have vowed to investigate thoroughly, many have not yet been satisfied with the results. Corrupted key evidences and many statements with either incomplete or suspicious information released by the military police investigation unit only fueled people’s anger and frustration toward the government.

The protest on August 3rd was aimed to pressure the government for more detailed and open investigation into Hung’s tragedy and improvements for soldiers’ rights in RCA. A Facebook group named "Citizen 1985" organized and called for the protest.

Over hundreds of thousands of users showed their support online by sharing the information of this event via Facebook, YouTube, and other social media channels. The majority of the event participants are believed to be young men and women in their 20s. Many perceived this event as a new milestone of social movement activity for young Taiwanese.

The government sopekeman and the President of the Executive Yua, Chiang Yi-Huah (江宜樺), held a press conference later at night responding to the protest. Chiang reassured the public that the government will devote its effort to provide a practical and swift improvement plan for the human rights issues in the military and the military court justice system. However, Chiang also stated that the government will respect the investigation results done by the military police and the will not interfere nor involve with the case further.

Many are skeptical about such announcement due to the lack of government action to face these issues in the past. It is fair to say that more protest events are to be expected in the following weeks if there is no sign of change or progress on Hung's case.

Photo Courtesy of local Internet user jake0000


1. To subject to veterinary evaluation, examination, medication, or surgery.獸醫相關的檢驗等或

2. 仔細檢驗或評估 To subject to thorough examination or evaluation: vet a manuscript.

Vetting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc. A prospective person or ...Veterinary
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verb [T] -tt-
to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable:
During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published.
The bank carefully vets everyone who applies for an account.

外交上有positive vetting-pv 積極調查 相對於消極調查(只包括調查既有的資料是否不利於"安全")

Definition of vet

chiefly British
  • a veterinary surgeon.

verb (vets, vetting, vetted)

[with object]
  • make a careful and critical examination of (something):proposals for vetting large takeover bids
  • British investigate (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness:each applicant will be vetted by police (as noun vetting)the vetting of people who work with children


mid 19th cent: abbreviation of veterinary or veterinarian

Maginot line (MAZH-uh-no lyn)

An ineffective line of defense that is relied upon with undue confidence.

After Andr? Maginot (1877-1932), French Minister of War, who proposed a line of defense along France's border with Germany. Believed to be impregnable, the barrier proved to be of little use when Germans attacked through Belgium in 1940.

"France has no shortage of linguistic generals who seek to regiment French and see an enemy lurking behind every new word or phrase. Yet what security do they bring? Franglais continues to infiltrate French ranks, despite a Maginot line of laws, word-vetting committees and diktats from the Academie Francaise." — Ado Cherche Appart, The Economist (London), May 11, 1996.

"Absent some sober rethinking, forward engagement is likely to produce an American Maginot Line around Asia's rim, as myopic demands to stay there automatically lead to costly missile defenses." — Paul Bracken, America's Maginot Line, The Atlantic Monthly (Boston), Dec 1998.

(dĭk-tät') pronunciation
  1. A harsh, unilaterally imposed settlement with a defeated party.
  2. An authoritative or dogmatic statement or decree.
[German, from Latin dictātum, from neuter past participle of dictāre, to dictate. See dictate.]