Warehouse overcrowding prompts plan to clear some presidential gifts

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/19
By: Ku Chuan and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 19 (CNA) Tormented by the hundreds of thousands of presidential and vice presidential records and artifacts — including over 12,000 gift items — that are packing its warehouse, the national archive has proposed a revision of the relevant regulations so that some can be cleared to create more storage space.

Academia Historica, which is tasked with managing presidential and vice presidential records and artifacts, said Sunday that it has drafted a revision to the Act Governing the Administration of Presidential and Vice Presidential Records and Artifacts, promulgated in January 2004.

The amendment bill, which is pending legislative review, proposes that presidential and vice presidential gifts “be classified and then be written off from the inventory for disposal or given away to museums, other government units or charity organizations,” said Academia Historica.    [FULL  STORY]

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