Sun, Nov 05, 2017 - Page 8 News List

Centenary for veteran Taiwanese activist

Along with Lee Teng-hui and Peng Ming-min, Su Beng played a long and important role in Taiwan’s democratization

By Jerome Keating  /  Contributing Reporter

Indeed, public protests were his mainstay. Whenever support was needed, Su would be there — most recently at the 2014 Sunflower movement, when students occupied the legislature to protest a trade agreement with China.

This past month I visited his home and found him still sharp as ever. He recalled our 2005 meeting and we exchanged books — he signed a copy of his recent autobiography.

Su was driven throughout his life to achieve Taiwan’s democracy and freedom.

If you want to pay homage to an icon that has inspired many Taiwanese and helped them find their identity, come to the Presidential Office today.

Event Notes

What: Birthday celebration for Su Beng

When: Today from 2:30pm to 8:40pm

Where: The event will take place on Ketagalan Blvd (凱達格蘭大道) between Gongyuan Rd (公園路) and Zhongshan S Rd (中山南路), in front of the Presidential Office

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