A small group of Taiwanese university students founded an association using Adolf Hitler as its inspiration. The National Socialism Association plans to
hold a nationwide convention on March 17 to promote its agenda, which includes revitalizing Taiwan as a nation, retaking mainland China and setting up a new national capital in Nanking. The group claims to have more than 500 members nationwide and a core leadership of 20 undergraduate and graduate students. Its Web site, www.twnazi.org, has “Do not come in if you dislike Hitler” emblazoned in Chinese on the
main page, according to a recent report in an English-language newspaper.
A professor of political science at National Taiwan University, Ger Yeong-kuang, said he believes the NSA, small and inconsequential as it is, reflects the country’s social malaise due to lingering national economic and political problems.