After martial law was lifted in 1987 (Year 76 of the ROC calendar), the long-suppressed voice of the people gradually emerged. In terms of ethnic movements, the Give Me Back My Hakka Language Movement in 1988 (Year 77 of the ROC calendar) objected to the national language policy, with its promotion of Mandarin Chinese. The Wild Lily Student Movement, launched by college students in 1990 (Year 79 of the ROC calendar), became the largest postwar student movement in Taiwan, with close to 6,000 college students staging a sit-in demonstration and calling for the dissolution of the National Assembly, lifting of the temporary provisions, as well as other goals. The following year, with the termination of the Period of National Mobilization in Suppression of Communist Rebellion and retirement of the members of congress who had not stood for election in many decade, the Perpetual National Assembly was finally dissolved. In addition, the academic community called for the “100 Movement Alliance” in order to abolish Article 100 of the Criminal Code, which sought to punish people intending to commit ideological crimes with the aim of instigating civil strife. After the abolishment of Article 100 of the Criminal Code, it was not possible for a person to be accused of the crime of rebellion, and the basic human and constitutional rights of the Taiwanese people were guaranteed.

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