Details of Taiping monument unveiled for Ma’s trip: reports

The China Post
Date: November 30, 2015
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Details on the monument that will be erected on Taiping Island (太平島) in the South China Sea were revealed yesterday by local media, in time for President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) trip next month.

President Ma will visit the monument, which will be sent this week to Taiping Island, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, on its official unveiling on Dec. 12, according to the United Evening News.

Dec. 12 was also the date when Taiwanese warship ROCS Taiping reclaimed the island around 70 years ago. In commemoration, the monument will be inscribed with the date of the island’s founding.

Reports say that the monument will be set up near the new wharf, while the commissioning ceremony presided over by Ma will mainly cover the commencement for the wharf and lighthouse.     [FULL  STORY]

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