By: Lu Hsin-hui and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) With demands for cleaner air, environmental protection activists held two protest marches in Taichung and Kaohsiung simultaneously Sunday, drawing local officials, ruling and opposition lawmakers, and former Academia Sinica President Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲).
Lee joined the “anti-air pollution, global warming” march in the central municipality of Taichung to show his support for the appeal. He expressed hope that Taiwan will become an Asian model in the battle against global warming and air pollution.
The Nobel Prize laureate suggested that the central government take the lead in updating the Air Pollution Control Act, and that “enterprises and society should also join the fight,” in an effort to make Taiwan a more beautiful place. [FULL STORY]