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Taiwan Independence veteran Su Beng in hospital

Taiwan Independence veteran Su Beng in hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran Taiwan Independence activist Su Beng, 97, was under observation at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Chiayi County, reports said Thursday.
After he arrived in the Yunlin County town of Touliu Thursday morning to attend a university seminar, he had difficulty breathing, leading to his transfer to the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, reports said.
Free Taiwan Party Chairman Tsay Ting-kuei visited him during the afternoon and told reporters Su might have suffered heart and lung trouble before losing consciousness. However, during his five-minute visit, Su opened his eyes and looked at him, Tsay said.
The hospital said the patient was awake but due to his condition, he was remaining under observation. It was not known how long he would have to stay at the hospital.
Su grew up in Taiwan during the Japanese era but also stayed in China for a while, reportedly taking part in communist activities though without joining the party. After founding a group in Taiwan which plotted to assassinate President Chiang Kai-shek, he fled to Japan in 1952.
Su received political asylum and set to work on a book titled “Taiwan’s 400-year History.” He did not return to the island until 1993, but continued to speak out on behalf of independence for Taiwan.


Updated : 2021-09-23 19:48 GMT+08:00