After a knife attack carried out by 21-year-old student Cheng Che on the Taipei MRT left four people dead on Wednesday, the internet has been awash with reflections on what it says about Taiwanese society, and how the country can cope, heal, and prevent such tragedies in the future. Although many people were understandably frightened and angry, their calls for retribution were generally crowded out by voices of compassion and reason, in a way that one rarely gets to see after similar events across the strait.

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