The Control Yuan is to hold a series of activities in April to mark the centenary of its headquarters, described as a building of the grandiose baroque tradition.
For the occasion, Chunghwa Post is set to issue a commemorative stamp featuring the facade of the Control Yuan building, Control Yuan Secretary-General Fu Meng-jung (傅孟融) said, adding that the stamp is to be issued on April 24 — the building’s 100th anniversary.
Designed by Japanese architect Moriyama Matsunosuke, the two-story Control Yuan building was built in 1915 during the Japanese colonial era.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times
Japanese first used the building as the Taipei Prefecture Office, the headquarters for the northern counties of Taipei, Keelung and Yilan.
The building was later used to house the provincial special administration and the Taiwan Provincial Government, before it became the location of the Control Yuan in 1958.
On the building’s 100th anniversary, former Control Yuan leaders and members are to attend a ceremony, and a group of centenarians are to be taken on a tour of the building, Control Yuan Deputy Secretary-General Hsu Hai-chuan (許海泉) said.
The public will be able to visit an exhibition on the Control Yuan’s enforcement of its supervisory functions, including the findings of former Control Yuan member Huang Huang-hsiung’s (黃煌雄) 14-year investigation into the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) party assets, Hsu said.
The Control Yuan was rumored to have destroyed Huang’s findings, Hsu said, therefore it determined to make the report public to stem speculation.
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