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By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)
The Changhua County Government has begun demolishing a controversial temple that had been turned into a shrine worshipping the Chinese Communist Party.
Demolition of additions to the Biyun Temple in Erlin Township comes after several of the buildings were deemed to be illegal structures.
The county government cut water and power supplies to the temple last week days after publication by the New York Times of an article about the building and its owner, Wei Ming-jen (魏明仁).
According to Deputy County Magistrate Lin Ming-yu (林明裕), it will take seven days and cost NT$5 million (US$163,000) to tear down all of the complex’s illegal structures and the owner will be liable to pay the demolition costs. [FULL STORY]