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President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Ma Ying-jeou commented the incident of June 4, 1989 many people ask me why I every year of the incident of June 4 intended for 24 years. “The massacre of June 4 on the Chinese mainland, as well as of February 28, 1947 incident on Taiwan were incidents, where at that time responsible Governments acted improperly against mass protests – and this brought much harm to the people. Both incidents, from February 28 and June 4, remind the then ruling on each side of the Taiwan Strait, is how important self-criticism, but also learn from the past. We remember June 4th from the same reasons as of 28 February and that for 60 years. I sincerely hope that similar tragedies are never be repeated to each side of the Taiwan Strait and the universal values of human rights in the Chinese tradition to take root.

In May of this year, the mainland Chinese authorities have issued a white paper, titled Progress in China’s human rights in 2012 “, in order to document the current state of human rights in mainland China. Viewer from the outside have expressed much criticism, but if the mainland Chinese authorities are ready to regularly review the human rights situation and to publicize, which will represent an important step in the right direction. “” Taiwan has just in last April a report on its implementation of the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and political rights “(ICCPR) and the International Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights” (ICESCR) released. 2009 At the front, we were in this matter, by we passed a law to implement the ICCPR and ICESCR, to sign both treaties and to send it to the UN Secretariat. In addition, all laws and regulations of the Republic of China (Taiwan) have been evaluated within a set time limit, to ensure that the current law is also compliant with the two treaties.