The China Post
Date: November 5, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A National Tsing Hua University student brought his hunger strike to the main gates of
the Education Ministry on Friday, protesting a decision to merge the school with the National Hsinchu University of Education.
Hsu Guang-cheng, former president of the Tsing Hua Students’ Association, began fasting on Monday, a day before the merger officially came into effect on Nov. 1.
As of press time, he had been fasting for over 90 hours, consuming only water to avoid becoming seriously ill.
Sitting in a wheelchair and appearing visibly exhausted, Hsu said his university’s president, Hocheng Hong, had acted in a “dictator-like” manner by arbitrarily changing a proposal on the merger without approval or discussion at a school affairs meeting.
The Education Ministry requested Tsing Hua to provide more details to the merger proposal on Sept. 29, Hsu said, yet Hocheng made the changes on his own, responding to the ministry on Oct. 5 with the newest proposal without getting the okay from the school affairs meeting. [FULL STORY]