Taiwan Communique emblemTaiwan Communiqué no. 39, April 1989

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  • The Kuomintang clamps down again
    • National Assemblyman arrested
    • Arrest warrant issued for leading DPP politicians
    • Irish priest expelled for supporting labor rights
  • Commorating "February 28"
    • "2-28 Movement" gains momentum
    • Students discover history
  • Three "sensitive" laws bulldozed through
    • Retirement Law not equal to democratization
    • Ban on opposition parties ended
    • Election and Recall Law amended
  • Chinese repression in Tibet
  • Report from Washington
    • Taiwanese send open letter to President Bush
    • The State Department Human Rights Report 1988
    • Asian Watch reports on human rights violations
  • Prison Report
    • Death penalty: 22 executions in 1988
    • Assemblyman beaten for protest against torture
  • Freedom of the Press ?
    • Press censorship on the increase again
    • Suspensions and banning continue
    • TV coverage on the KMT's leash
  • Notes
    • Protests in Chiayi against Wu Feng legend
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