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The Michigan Daily-Friday, August 7, 1981--Page 3

The death in Taiwan
former University Ph
Chen Wen-Chen has b
tion to the sharp div
peoples of the Asian isl
known as the Republi
Basically, one faction
Kuomintang governm
power, and the other s
The latter claims tha
government in Taiwa
responsiblefor Chen's
What follows is an h
ween Daily staff writer
and an ethnic Taiwane
that stand. Several me
Free China Student A
University sponsored s
were asked to represen
sympathetic to the
nment, but all said
want to be interview
they said, their grow
political organization.
Q: What do you think wa
Chen's death?
A: Well, I think that the c
death is because of his p
You know, the KMT gov
ted to know what his acti
United States. And they
Chen joined som
organizations. As far as
5 did not join any orga
openly criticized the g
Taiwan but he did
organization. But after h
Taiwan, I think the sec
him everywhere to see wl
any connections. They di
And when they intervi

Perspectives on
on July 3 of guess, they would want to reveal what
kind of organization he joined in the
.D. student United States. And I don't think Chen
rought atten- could give them any answers. And the
ision of the reason why the KMT wanted to murder
and officially him, I think, is that Chen had every
ic of China. condition meeting the KMT Taiwan,or 0
supports the requirements to warn the other people. About 13p$'c
sepporws in Q: Back in the United States? It rnative
ent now A: Right. Okay, he got a Ph.D. He was
ide does not. intelligent. He was active. He was open
at the KMT and he had a nice personality to other tWi05 1n41
n is directly people. People liked talking to him. So P~ syste
death. his murder warned other people not to have been ti
nterview bet- have any activity against the gover- Kuornitng pot
nment. They say, "Ph.D. not enough. I Pravinitl aw
r John Adam still can kill you." Even (the death of)
se who holds this most intelligent Ph.D. warns young
'mbers of the people, "I will not hesitate to eliminate
ssocit gron, Q: Can you describe Chen's political ac- (Ta1w's qVil
rudent group, tivities here? Was he politically active? __eChinese
t a view more A: Well, I said as far as I know he did mE now can
KMT gover- not join any political organization. But The n*ona
they did not he did voice sympathy about the
'ed, because, position of Taiwan, and here he govrnat
up is not a preferred the democratic reform in of Chfin(4
Taiwan. So he has open debate with the dilredtin 19
KMT agent on campus . . . He has Mr1 l ow to
is the cause of shown support that the future of Taiwan d. g
should be determined by Taiwanese
ause of Chen's people. That she will not be taken by #oit ne
political view. Communist China or just ruled by the Ts stots of
ernment wan- current KMT without a majority of the Tai or's powe
vity was in the people's consent. g 1
nay think that Q: What are the major problems facing Ugb.,dNations
e political the Republic of China?
I know, Chen A: The major problem is the China to l
nizations. He Nationalist Chinese. They say they is one of the fh
overnment of want to recover mainland China, that o ge*al4
not join any they represent all of China. Everybody exults today,
e went back to knows that's not true. They could not This Inform
urity followed recover mainland China ... They have and Congresea
hether he had not had support from the majority of
d not find any. the people. So they continue. Since they
e,. w ..nim,


iewed him, I

Nuclear opponents
mark Hiroshima date

From AP and UPI
PARIS-Miles-long lines of marchers
converged in Paris yesterday, joining
thousands of Hiroshima anniversary
observers worldwide in protesting the
spread of nuclear arms.
Many of the estimated 10,000 who
paced themselves to a slow drum beat
under rain-darkened skies had started
the "March for Peace" in Copenhagen
June 22 and carried their message
across five countries, a 745-mile route.
AS BYSTANDERS applauded and
cheered the several miles-long
procession, the marchers carried roses
and banners calling for nuclear disar-
mament and sang out "Vive La
Paix! "-"Long Live Peace!"
The mayor of Hiroshima, Japan war-
ned nuclear powers yesterday that
mankind faces self-destruction and
begged them to renounce war in a
ceremony marking the 36th anniver-
sary of the first atomic bomb attack.
"Let all souls here rest in peace, for
we shall not repeat the evil" of nuclear
holocaust, Hiroshima mayor Takeshi
Araki said before a crowd of 40,000 at
the reconstructed city's peace park.
used the memorial service to express
Japan's. determination not to develop-

nuclear weapons despite its capability
to do so.
Vatican Radio, in a special anniver-
sary program, decried the proliferation
of nuclear weapons.
"Since that long-ago August of 1945,
already forgotten by many, the
situation has become more critical,"
Vatican Radio said. "Thanks to a vast
technology aimed at destroying
humanity, the nuclear weapons of
today make the ones used 36 years ago
seem like harmless toys."
THE BROADCAST, without naming
specific countries, said, "The number
of countries with these tools of death
has increased. The countries have
amassed in their arsenals the power to
destroy the entire globe, both sea and
land, several times over."
Peace groups, gathered in cities
across the United States yesterday to
mark the anniversary of the atomic
bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
with sit ins, sing-ins, pray-ins and "die-
ins" denouncing nuclear arms.
A quiet crowd of 100 held a vigil early
yesterday on the steps of the capitol
building in Lansing, Mich., praying and
singing in the moments the bombs fell
on the two Japanese cities within days
of each other 36 years ago

Duily Photo by KIM HILL
A tin grin
This smiling metal tank, brother of the famed Kook-Aid pitcher, resides near
the Amtrak station and welcomes weary train travelers to Ann Arbor.

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