By: Christie Chen
Taipei, May 16 (CNA) Former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Shih Ming-teh (施明德) took to the streets in Taipei on Saturday to raise money for Syrian refugees who have been displaced by a civil war.
Shih joined Wang Ching-feng (王清峰), chairwoman of the Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and other members of the charity in a street fundraiser at the busy Jianguo Holiday Flower Market.
The former chairman contacted the Taiwan Red Cross after learning about the charity’s initiative to raise funds to help Syrian refugees, according to the charity. The initiative began in February and will end by the end of June. [FULL STORY]