Tai Ji Men is the living testimony that friendship can be a problem-solving tool at both domestic and international levels. A 12th-century Cistercian monk taught it already.
Epic tales of friendship remind us of the importance of global networks of friends for solving the Tai Ji Men case
Tai Ji Men spiritual school: 24 years of persecution (1996-2020) – Part II: The arbitrary arrest and detention of Tai Ji Men Master Hong Tao-tze
In late August 2020, Taiwan’s National Taxation Bureau (NTB) arbitrarily seized and auctioned properties that belonged to Dr Hong Tao-tze, the founder and spiritual leader of the Tai Ji Men, an organisation of qigong, martial arts, and self-cultivation.
TAIWAN: Tai Ji Men spiritual school: 24 years of persecution (1996-2020) – Part I: The 1996 crackdown
In late August 2020, Taiwan’s National Taxation Bureau (NTB) arbitrarily seized and auctioned properties that belonged to Dr Hong, the founder and spiritual leader of the Tai Ji Men movement and Academy in Taipei. Tai Ji Men is an organization of qigong, martial arts, and self-cultivation.
The political consequences of a 1931 incident in Vilnius, when a Polish student died trying to rescue a drowning Jewish child, demonstrate that friendship may change the course of history. We hope this will also happen in the Tai Ji Men case.
On International Friendship Day 2022, scholars, human rights activists, and Tai Ji Men dizi discussed the power of friendship and the Tai Ji Men case.
“That Which We Do Not Remember”: William Kentridge and Transitional Justice in South Africa—and Taiwan
South Africa’s leading contemporary artist offers a reflection on the limits of transitional justice in his country, which is also relevant for Taiwan and the Tai Ji Men case.
Human beings are made for and of liberty. When they lose it, they need a road to recover it—including in Taiwan.
The South African leader admitted his mistakes and learned from his errors—something that seems more difficult in the Taiwanese context.