Education minister refuses to resign

Textbooks already printed: Wu

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-31
By Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Education Minister Wu Se-hwa told students outside his ministry imagesFriday afternoon that he would not resign, even after the suicide of one of their spokesmen.

Lin Kuan-hua, 20, was discovered dead on Thursday in what was widely believed to be a protest against government changes in the high-school curriculum guidelines. He was one of 33 people, including three journalists, who were detained for a while after having intruded into the education minister’s offices on July 23-24.

After the news of Lin’s death broke, students again took to the ministry Thursday evening to demand Wu’s resignation and the withdrawal of the curriculum changes, which they say reflect a pro-China ideology.

Coming out of the MOE building before 2 p.m. Friday, Wu remained silent when the students shouted for his resignation.

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