Anti-nuclear protests set
Anti-nuclear groups will hold protests in Taipei and Greater Kaohsiung on March 9, two days ahead of the second anniversary of the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance said yesterday. The protests are expected to attract thousands of people, said the Taipei-based alliance, which is organizing the events. The protests are aimed at achieving three goals — cutting the government budget for the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City (新北市), decommissioning the operating three nuclear power plants and reviewing disposal policies for nuclear waste, the alliance said. In addition to the protests, the group added it is also distributing thousands of “No Nukes — No More Fukushima” flags and encouraging people to publicize the effort by hanging the flags outside their homes, offices or businesses.
Teng exhibition to open
An exhibition will be opened in Taipei on Jan. 26 to commemorate the 60th birthday of the late singer Teresa Teng (鄧麗君). The exhibition will display albums, clothes and other items used by the legendary songstress, said the United Daily News Group, which is organizing the exhibition with the Taipei-based Teresa Teng Foundation. A hologram of Teng singing her popular songs will also be projected at the exhibition venue to give visitors a sense of Teng’s live performances, the organizers said. Known for her soothing voice and mastery of an array of genres, Teng, who died in 1995, is one of the most beloved cultural icons in the Chinese-speaking world. Her popularity extended to Japan, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. The exhibition will run until April 21 at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.