Date: Jan 28, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao and Yu Chao-fu / Staff reporters
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday attended a ceremony to
commemorate the sinking of the ferry Taiping (太平輪), which ferried more than 1,500 people from China during the Chinese Civil War, promising that she would help accelerate the establishing of a memorial hall for the Jan. 27 1949 collision that killed more than 900 people
Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) also attended yesterday’s memorial.
Families of those who lost their lives petitioned Tsai to set up an association and a memorial hall for the incident and the re-establishment or relocation of the monument, which is in a Keelung Naval Logistics Support Command campground. [FULL STORY]