Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2016-05-13 | HKET

Out for self-righteousness, or out for justice?

The metro attacker in Taiwan was executed this week. The incident had sparked public outrage two years ago when it happened, with angry crowds beating the attacker. People sometimes are willing to take costly actions to fight for the justice even when they are not the victims, why so? Court judgements and government policy may be swayed by society’s moral outrage, but is this a good sign?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.