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Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature

This picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows tourists walking past a portrait of nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen at the Nanjing Chinese modern history museum, which once housed the presidential palace of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. The eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China's past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing.  STR / AFP

Taiwan independence group topples Sun Yat-sen statue

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The event illustrates how hostility towards Beijing still runs deep within some Taiwanese circles despite years of improving ties between the two former foes

DESTROYED. This handout photo taken and received by the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan (ART) on February 22, 2014 shows ART chairman Tsai Ding-gui, standing behind a bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen that was pulled down by dozens of activists at a park in Tainan, southern Taiwan. Photo from Agence France-Presse