Ex-President Lee’s memorial service to be held in New Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/11/2020
By: Wen Kuei-hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu

President Tsai Ing-wen (left) visits former President Lee Teng-hui (right) on Sept. 20, 2018 (Photo from instagram.com/tsai_ingwen)

Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) The memorial service of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) will be held at three venues in New Taipei on Sept. 19, and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will award Lee a posthumous citation during the event.

The main venue of the service will be the chapel of Aletheia University in Tamsui, according to a statement released by the Presidential Office on Friday.

Around 800 people, including Tsai and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), government officials, representatives of political parties, foreign envoys, and the late president's family members and relatives, have been invited to attend the service there.

The second venue will be the chapel of Tamkang Senior High School, next to Aletheia University, for alumni of the high school that Lee attended and members of the public. Up to 500 people will be allowed to enter the venue, according to the statement.   [FULL  STORY]

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