Taiwan’s former President Lee Teng-hui commemorates Taipei

Taiwan’s former President Lee Teng-hui memorial venue in Taipei August 1 at 9:34 p.m.

In response to the death of former President Lee Teng-hui, who was instrumental in democratization in Taiwan, a memorial venue was set up in Taipei city, and President Tsai English and citizens visited to say goodbye.
Former President Lee Teng-hui, who was instrumental in democratization by making Taiwan’s first direct-vote presidential election, died on March 30 at the age of 97 due to multiple organ failures.

A memorial venue was set up in Taipei city from the first day, and political officials and citizens visited the city, including President Tsai English.

At the venue, “Becoming a Thousand Winds” that Former President Lee used to hear was washed away, and visitors put their hands together in front of the photograph of President Lee and turned their hands to the flowers to say goodbye.

Hiroyasu Izumi, president of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, a Japanese contact agency in Taipei, also visited in memory and said, “I am filled with regret for losing someone who is really important to Japan and Taiwan. He was a great politician who laid the foundation for free and democratic Taiwan.”

A man in his 40s who came to commemorate the event said, “The freedom to criticize society and politics is not an easy contribution to president Lee’s contribution. I’ve passed away from this world, and I can’t really bear it.”

Taiwan’s contact agencies in Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa are also expected to have a bookkeeping table from the 3rd to the 7th of this month.