The China Post
Date: March 12, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
An estimated 5,000 people took to the streets in Taipei Saturday to press the
government for concrete plans to honor its promise of a nuclear-free homeland by 2025.
Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung responded to the protesters’ demands by saying the government’s goal of phasing out nuclear power by 2025 remained unchanged, and it would make public its plans for achieving it later this month.
The phasing out of nuclear power by 2025 is written in the recently revised Electricity Act, but environmentalists remain unconvinced of the government’s determination to materialize the goal.
The latest protests saw anti-nuclear power demonstrators march down the streets in Taipei, as well as Kaohsiung and Taitung, accusing President Tsai Ing-wen of making an empty promise for a nuclear-free homeland, which was a major part of her election platform. [FULL STORY]