Formosa Killings Are Put at 10,000; Foreigners Say the Chinese Slaughtered Dem
onstrators Without Provocation
March 29, 1947, Saturday
By TILLMAN DURDIN Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Page 6, 554 words
Foreigners say the Chinese slaughtered demonstrators without provocation Nanki
ng, March 28, Foreigners who have just returned to China from Formosa corrobor
ate reports of wholesale slaughter by Chinese troops and police during anti-Go
vernment demonstrations a month ago.
These witnesses estimate that 10,000 Formosans were killed by the Chinese arme
d 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 w
hose 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 e
stablished almost everywhere, but executions and arrests continued. Many Formo
sans 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 t
he 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, hom
es were broken into and occupants killed. In the poorer sections the streets w
ere said to have been littered with dead. There were instances of beheadings a
nd 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 ov
er the administration of the town peacefully on March 4 and used the local rad
io station to caution against violence.
Chinese were well received and invited to lunch with the Formosan leaders. Lat
er a bigger group of soldiers came and launched a sweep through the streets. T
he people were machine gunned. Groups were rounded up and executed. The man wh
o 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 mach
ine-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 Generalis
simo 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," o
ne 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. So
me have approached foreign consuls to ask that Formosa be put under the jurisd
iction of Allied Supreme Command or be made an American protectorate. Formosan
hostility to the mainland Chinese has deepened. Two women who described event
s at Pingtung said that when Formosans assembled to take over the administrati
on of the town they sang “The Star Spangled Banner."
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※ 編輯: wattswatts (184.108.40.206), 03/01/2016 08:52:09
推 geordie: 美國國歌！這表示當年的台灣人知道ROC是保姆而已 03/01 08:57
噓 hizuki: 和平佔領政府，攻擊警察局和軍事基地都能叫和平佔領 03/01 10:43
→ wattswatts: 228還找流氓假裝反抗民眾好狗黨鎮壓藉口，跟太陽花找 03/01 11:18
→ wattswatts: 白狼混混進去學生暴動手法同出一徹，真是好棒棒！ 03/01 11:18
噓 hizuki: 我知道你沒有看過27部隊當世人的回憶錄 03/01 12:43
→ wattswatts: 影片有提到記得看，都是台灣本土語言台語還好有正體 03/01 12:46
→ wattswatts: 中文看的懂吧？還是要殘體？ 03/01 12:46
噓 hizuki: 所有你講那些當事人都是在講謊話嗎？還是228報告也在說謊 03/01 12:55
推 MADAOTW: 紐時說的總比國屎館可信多了 03/01 13:01
→ wattswatts: 謝謝指教謝大大在正晶說的鬼話，想必您也深信不疑XD 03/01 13:11
推 dakulake: 中國人屠殺日本遺民概念 03/01 15:34
噓 hizuki: 那你怎麼看陳明忠的？ 03/01 18:36
推 u9161031: 對只相信KMT片面說法的人，講再多也沒用。 03/01 18:41
※ wattswatts:轉錄至看板 HatePolitics
推 yudi1991: 03/01 19:33
※ Tomwalker:轉錄至看板 historia
推 jiayuan: 記者怎沒報導民兵圍攻嘉義水上機場的英勇事蹟？ 03/01 20:27
→ wattswatts: 估狗 被出賣的台灣 電影 bj4 03/01 20:31
推 Su22: 高調 03/01 21:36
推 jetalpha: 03/02 00:25
推 darkseer: 市政府的人沒有到處掃射，所以和平佔領，聽起來很合理啊 03/02 04:19
→ darkseer: 到底是要怎麼和平佔領會開槍屠殺民眾的地方啦XD 03/02 04:20
推 aslanxxx: 所以1947年的紐約時報是綠的 03/05 22:56