Newspaper article China Post

Keelung Mayor Slams Cemetery for Unveiling Statue of China Leader

Newspaper article China Post

Keelung Mayor Slams Cemetery for Unveiling Statue of China Leader

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The mayor of Keelung Wednesday criticized a private cemetery in his city for unveiling a statue of former Chinese executive chief Wen Jaibo.

Mayor Lin Yu-chang said Wen's statue at Embrace cemetery was an awkward sight in Taiwan. He said he had already phoned the cemetery to express his view, and its management had agreed to tear it down.

The life-size bronze statue of Wen stood on a shoulder-high pedestal with its center inscribed with the Chinese phrase "hexie," meaning "harmony.

Earlier while unveiling the statue, the Embrace management described Wen as a "Taiwan hero," saying his friendly cross-strait policy had benefited many Taiwanese people, including allowing Chinese tourists to come to island.

It justified its decision by saying Wen had created many job opportunities in Taiwan during his stint as mainland China's executive chief, and despite the political difference "we have to appreciate our opponent. …

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