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Taiwans premiärminister fördömer Behring Breiviks hyllande av Taiwan

Taiwans premiärminister Wu Den-yih tog idag avstånd från Anders Behring Breiviks hyllande av Taiwan som ett samhälle som bibehållit den allmänna säkerheten genom bevarandet av en homogen kultur.

Media har citerat uttalande från Breivik där har pekar ut Taiwan, Korea och Japan som förebilder i arbetet för ett "monokulturellt" norskt och europeiskt samhälle.

Taiwans premiärminister Wu klargör att Taiwan är ett mångkulturellt samhälle med djupa rötter i kinesisk kultur, influerat av västerländska och andra asiatiska kulturer. Wu betonar att Breiviks uttalanden om Taiwan inte stämmer överrens med verkligheten, utan att Taiwan har en rik kultur där flera etniska grupper lever tillsammans i samförstånd.

Nyheten i sin helhet, publicerad av Focus Taiwan 27 juni 2011:

Norwegian killer calls Taiwan a model, sparking premier rebuttal

aipei, July 27 (CNA) Premier Wu Den-yih took issue Wednesday to Norway's mass murderer Anders Breivik's praising of Taiwan as a society that has maintained public safety by upholding a homogeneous culture.

Recent media reports have quoted Breivik as citing Taiwan, Korea and Japan as countries that he looks up to as he tries to build a monocultural society in Norway and Europe.

Breivik wrote a manifesto of more than 1,500 pages in which he lauded Japan for not adopting multiculturalism and limiting the number of Muslims.

These "role models," he said, "represent many of the European classical conservative principles of the 1950s" because they are "scientifically advanced, economically progressive" societies "which will not accept multiculturalism or Cultural Marxist principles."

Breivik said that Japan and South Korea are today the most peaceful societies "where you can travel freely everywhere without the constant fear of getting raped, ravaged, robbed or killed."

In response, the premier clarified that Taiwan is a multicultural society with a deep root in Chinese culture, and influence by Western and other Asian cultures.

What Breivik said about Taiwan does not match Taiwan's reality, Wu said, stressing that "Taiwan is not a monocultural society."

After several hundred years of development, according to Wu, some Western culture -- such as Dutch -- has been left here in Taiwan. Fifty years of Japanese rule left its legacy too, and Chinese culture has existed here for more than 300 years.

After 1945, a second wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in Taiwan, Wu said. "In addition, Taiwan's aborigines have always been here," he added.

"I think Taiwan has a rich and juicy culture in which all ethnic groups are living together in harmony," Wu said.

Even American Jazz music has been introduced to Taiwan, as has Western technology. "As a result, many of our talented people were born," he said.

Over the past 60 years, wide-spread education and the values of peace and love have been achieved in Taiwan as its economy continues to develop and people live in harmony, he said.

From local to central governments, Taiwan has built an "excellent, mature and stable" democracy far from being what Breivik described as a monocultural society, Wu said.

Therefore, he concluded, "what that Norwegian killer devil says about Taiwan is not true at all."

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