Date: November 13, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou unveiled Nov. 12 three newly named halls of the Presidential Office
building in Taipei City, dedicating them to national heroes who played vital roles in Taiwan’s development.
The largest of the three has been rechristened Zhongshan Hall in commemoration of ROC Founding Father Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with the ceremony taking place on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
The other two venues have been named for Liu Ming-chuan, who served as governor of Taiwan in the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911), and Chiang Wei-shui, founder of the Taiwan Culture Association and the Taiwan People’s Party during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945).
“Taiwan has been able to enjoy its advances in democracy and prosperity based on the foundations laid down by these great figures all those years ago,” Ma said. “Through the naming ceremony, the government seeks to acknowledge their determined efforts and highlight the historical significance of their contributions to the country.” [FULL STORY]