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March 29, 1947 - New York Times
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by Tillman Durdin

 

Formosa killings are put at 10,000
Foreigners say the Chinese slaughtered
demonstrators without provocation


      Nanking, March 28, Foreigners who have just returned to China
from Formosa corroborate reports of wholesale slaughter by Chinese
troops and police during anti-Government demonstrations a month
ago.
        These witnesses estimate that 10,000 Formosans were killed by
the Chinese armed forces.  The killings were described as "completely
unjustified" in view of the nature of the demonstrations.
        The anti-Government demonstrations were said to have been by
unarmed persons whose intentions were peaceful.  Every foreign report
to Nanking denies charges that Communists or Japanese inspired or
organized the parades.
        Foreigners who left Formosa a few days ago say that an uneasy
peace had been established almost everywhere, but executions and arrests
continued.  Many Formosans were said to have fled to the hills fearing
they would be killed if they returned to their homes.

     ****** Three Days of Slaughter ******

        An American who had just arrived in China from Taihoku said that
troops from the mainland arrived there March 7 and indulged in three days
of indiscriminate killing and looting.  For a time everyone seen on the
streets was shot at, homes were broken into and occupants killed.  In the
poorer sections the streets were said to have been littered with dead.
        There were instances of beheadings and mutilation of bodies, and
women were raped, the American said.
        Two foreign women, who were near at Pingtung near Takao, called the
actions of the Chinese soldiers there a "massacre."  They said unarmed
Formosans took over the administration of the town peacefully on March 4
and used the local radio station to caution against violence.
        Chinese were well received and invited to lunch with the Formosan
leaders.  Later a bigger group of soldiers came and launched a sweep through
the streets.
        The people were machine gunned.  Groups were rounded up and
executed.
The man who had served as the town's spokesman was killed.  His body  was
left for a day in a park and no one was permitted to remove it. 
        A Briton described similar events at Takao, where unarmed Formosans
had taken over the running of the city.  He said that after several days
Chinese soldiers from an outlying fort deployed through the streets killing
hundreds with machine-guns and rifles and raping and looting.  Formosan
leaders were thrown into prison, many bound with thin wire that cut
deep into the flesh.

    ****** Leaflets Trapped Many ******

        The foreign witnesses reported that leaflets signed with the name
of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek promising leniency, and urging all who had
fled to return, were dropped from airplanes.  As a result many came back
to be imprisoned or executed.  "There seemed to be a policy of killing off
all the best people," one foreigner asserted.
        The foreigners' stories are fully supported by reports of every
important foreign embassy or legation in Nanking.
        Formosans are reported to be seeking United Nations' action on their
case.  Some have approached foreign consuls to ask that Formosa be put under
the jurisdiction of Allied Supreme Command or be made an American
protectorate.  Formosan hostility to the mainland Chinese has deepened.
        Two women who described events at Pingtung said that when Formosans
assembled to take over the administration of the town they sang "The Star
Spangled Banner."


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