Talk:Taiwan’s Blue Camp pays respects on the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of Chiang Kai-shek
The illustration I used has allusions to an image of Chiang used after his death; I would appreciate it if you would not replace it. The image it was replaced with did not have these same references and was just a picture of Chiang.--Tlarson 04:36, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- I understand this. Would it be possible to also include a picture of Chiang which is not referential? The reason I ask is very few readers outside Taiwan/China will understand the allusions. Also, may I ask if the allusions are strongly point of view? - Amgine 04:41, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
no, the allusions have nothing to do with point of view, it's just an illustration I made of a photograph which was often displayed after Chiang's death. I don't see why you would want to replace it, it is at least original and i feel high of high enough quality for wikinews. the other picture can be saved for another article.--Tlarson 04:53, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- I would like to replace it because for me it is not recognizable as Chiang Kai-Shek. So, for me, it does not illustrate the article. - Amgine 04:57, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Does anybody else feel that it's not recognizable or just you? I don't have any problems recognizing him, Chiang Kai-shek had a very destinctive look, and I feel the illustration captures his likeness quite well. His crows feet, smile, white hair and bald crown, along with the collar of his "Sun Yat-sen tunic" all identify him as Chiang Kai-shek.--18.104.22.168 17:59, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I would just like to point out that this man is no different than Hitler. Chiang-kai shek massacred thousands and thousands of Taiwanese when they were trusting of him. The world needs to rid itself of Fascism. However, sometimes it seems that those who can overthrow Fascism are no better themselves. The U.S. supported Chiang-kai chek's massacres simply because he was anti-Communist. A revolution might be welcome for many people, but who knows if it's any different.
Wrong link to citation
The link at the bottom of this article is for a completely different story, "Syria Promises Lebanon Withdrawal by April 30" in The New York Times.
I searched on the Voice of America web site, and could not find the cited article.
Is there a link to this story?
It sounds somewhat plausible, but as it stands this story does not have any citations to back it up.
I was only able to find a historical and an indirect piece for the background of this story:
- Chiang planned to take action to reclaim lost lands
- PFP CHAIRMAN VOWS TO COMMUNICATE WITH PRESIDENT ON CROSS-STRAIT TIES
If there is only a link to a page written in Chinese, that would help - I can ask someone to read it for me to at least verify its contents. — DV 08:33, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
oops, fixed the link, it's in chinese though. i translated the Voice of America article into English, which should be okay since it is made by the US Government and thus is public domain, VOA also gives permission to reproduce its articles.--[[Tlarson]], 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)