By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A netizen’s proposal to put a philanthropist’s portrait on Taiwan’s 10-dollar coins to replace that of former President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) has gained momentum as the proposal passed the threshold for any online proposal to legally require a response from the government.
The netizen put forward the proposal on a public policy online participation platform to replace Chiang’s portrait on the 10-dollar coin with that of Chuang Chu Yu-nu（莊朱玉女), a woman who sold meals for NT$10 for decades to help low-income families, who passed away in February 2015. The proposal has garnered more than 5,000 signatures within the required two-month period, the threshold required to force a government response.
The public policy online participation platform was set up by the National Development Council. According to the rule of the platform, the government will have to respond to this proposal by September 29. [FULL STORY]