Fiscal persecution is a form of violence, while protests against fiscal tyranny are usually peaceful. What the Boston Tea Party can teach us about the Tai Ji Men case.
Tai Ji Men
The principle of nonviolent action is a cornerstone of Dr. Hong’s message. Patiently, dizi apply it to their quest for justice.
The Indian leader’s concept of satyagraha was originally developed in South Africa in 1930, while protesting unjust taxes.
Dr. Hong Tao-Tze, the leader of Tai Ji Men, offered a contribution to the international promotion of world peace, including through resistance to persecution.
Human rights activists and academics also evidenced Dr. Hong’s contribution to peace education.
An important passage in the history of the Tai Ji Men case highlights the pioneer role of the Association of World Citizens.
Democracy requires an effective separation of powers and keeping bureaucrats in check. It did not happen in Taiwan.
When a country moves from a non-democratic to a democratic regime, past wrongdoings should be acknowledged and rectified. It is not easy.
On International Day of Democracy, lecturers from different countries explained why the case is a test for Taiwan’s democratic transition.