Radio Taiwan International
Date: 05 July, 2019
By: Paula Chao
Cheng committed suicide by setting himself on fire on April 7, 1989. He demanded freedom of speech and called for Taiwan independence under the then-Kuomintang government. He was 41. In memory of Cheng, April 7 was designated as Freedom of Speech Day by the ruling DPP administration in 2016.
The exhibit features 34 black-and-white photographs taken by Pan Hsiao-hsia 30 years ago. The photographer has a strong interest in issues such as human rights, indigenous culture, and social and political movements.
Organizers say they hope the exhibit will encourage people to do soul-searching.