By: Chang Che-fon and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 5 (CNA) A senior citizens’ home in Kaohsiung held an unveiling ceremony Sunday of a bronze statue of the late President Chiang Kai-shek donated by a local university, a move in stark contrast to a campaign advocating the removal of statues of the late leader from campuses around the country.
“Those who don’t want statues are welcome to send them here,” Chang Ya-ling, chairwoman of the privately run Ren-ai senior citizens’ home in Daliao, said while presiding over the unveiling ceremony.
The bronze, which is 4 meters high and 1.8 meters across at its widest point, had been stored in a warehouse since being removed from the campus of Cheng Shiu University in Kaohsiung’s Niaosong District in 1997. [FULL STORY]