President Tsai, Vice President Lai attend Lee Teng-hui’s burial

TAIPEI (The China Post) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) paid their respects to late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) on Wednesday during a private burial service held at a military cemetery in New Taipei.

The funeral procession started from Lee’s residence, headed towards New Taipei City, and arrived at 9:20 am. 

President Tsai Ing-wen led officials including the vice president, Presidential Secretary-General David Lee, Presidential Deputy Secretary-General Lee Chun-yi, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung, and Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa to the official ceremony.

The event, hosted by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, was followed by firing a three-gun salute in honor to the first democratically elected president of Taiwan.