HONORED:Tsai said she hopes that by this time next year, Taiwanese would not only be remembering Deng, but would also be marking ‘freedom of expression day’
Date: Apr 08, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that she would push to
make April 7 national “freedom of expression day” to remember the death of democracy activist Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕) 27 years ago.
“I remember that I made the promise right here last year that I would make April 7 ‘freedom of expression day’ when I am elected president,” Tsai said in a speech at a ceremony to commemorate the 27th anniversary of Deng’s death at his burial site in New Taipei City’s Jinshan District (金山). “I would like to reiterate my promise that, after I take office, I will ask government agencies to work on setting up a freedom of expression day.”
“I hope that when I stand here again on April 7 next year, all Taiwanese would remember the day not only as the day of Deng’s sacrifice, but also as Taiwan’s ‘freedom of expression day,’” Tsai said.
Tsai said that she will be inaugurated as president in little over a month, adding that she knows that she would not have had such an opportunity without the efforts made by democracy activists like Deng. [FULL STORY]