Veterans protest pension reform plans

800 HEROES:Hundreds of veterans vowed to stage daily protests for three months, while a lawmaker questioned the loyalty of retired generals who consort with Beijing

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 22, 2017
By: Chen Yu-fu and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Hundreds of veterans yesterday rallied outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to protest

Veterans holding Republic of China national flags protest against proposed pension cuts outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

proposed pension cuts, vowing to stage daily marches for the next three months if the government does not abandon its plans.

An estimated 1,500 people participated in the demonstration, called “Marching for the Rights of 800 Heroes,” including military veterans and members of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Huang Fu-hsing (黃復興) branch.

“800 Heroes” refers to the Chinese soldiers who defended the Sihang Warehouse against Japanese troops in October and November 1937 in the Battle of Shanghai. The battle is considered one of the most heroic and symbolic events in the Republic of China (ROC) Army’s history.    [FULL  STORY]

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