Abbess Wins Auction for Confiscated Changhua Temple|拒繳代拆費 升五星旗碧雲禪寺遭法拍


After acquiring the rights to Biyun Chan Temple in Changhua County's Ershui Township, developer Wei Ming-jen converted it into a "communist and socialist base" in Taiwan. The temple became a center of controversy when Wei flew the PRC flag there. Last year, the Changhua County Government decided the shrine was illegal and ordered the demolition of the complex. Wei and others never paid the demolition fee and the Changhua Branch of the Administrative Enforcement Agency auctioned the property off. The original abbess of the temple, Shih Huai-tsung, won with a bid of NT$16.12 million.


Nuns who were evicted from Biyun Chan Temple years ago now have the chance to return home.

We are trying to borrow the NT$16 million from devotees. We are in the process of borrowing money.

The temple, located in Changhua County's Ershui Township, was turned into the "Patriotic Education Base of Socialist National Thought in Taiwan Province of the People's Republic of China" after being acquired by developer Wei Ming-jen several years ago. Wei displayed various Communist paraphernalia, including "Reunification of the Motherland" posters, a Mao Zedong portrait, and the PRC flag on the property. On Sept. 26, 2018, the Changhua County Government decided the shrine was illegal and ordered its demolition. As Wei and the ownership group refused to pay the NT$4.9 million demolition fee, the Changhua Branch of the Administrative Enforcement Agency sealed the property and auctioned it off on the 16th.

The starting bid was based on the appraisal value. This is why the winning bid was actually very close to real market value.

There was only one bid. Temple abbess Shih Huai-tsung won the auction with a bid of NT$16.12 million and paid a deposit of NT$3.2 million. She will have to come up with the rest of the sum in the next seven days. Wei says he refused to pay the demolition fee because he doesn't recognize the Taiwanese regime.

This regime is illegal and I don't recognize it. I refuse to accept its rule. The lowball price they set was a joke and they confiscated the property illegally.

The agency will deduct accumulated expenses from the sale proceeds of the 7,200 square-meter property and transfer the remaining sum to Wei and the ownership group. The new owners of the temple say they will take the reconstruction process one day at a time.



向佛菩蕯虔誠祝禱,當年被趕出碧雲禪寺的比丘尼,終於有機會再重建禪寺。

碧雲禪寺住持 釋懷宗表示:「我們現在就是這一千六百多,六百多萬,我們有出去跟信徒借,我們現在就是出去借錢。」

彰化二水的碧雲禪寺,被建商魏明仁取得所有權後,設立中共「愛國思想教育基地」,改掛宣揚祖國統一的海報及毛澤東人頭像,升五星旗。去年9月26日,因為彰化縣政府認定正殿是違建予以拆除,但因為魏明仁等人拒繳代拆費490多萬元代,遭行政執行署彰化分署進行查封,在催繳不成下在16號進行拍賣。

行政執行署彰化分署主任執行官 胡天賜表示:「是依照鑑價師的所鑑價的結果來進行,所以說由第一拍得標,其實是非常接近市價。」

16號的法拍只有一組人投標,最後由碧雲禪寺住持釋懷宗,以1612萬得標,先繳了320萬的保證金,但接下來他們要在七日內籌足款項。建商魏明仁則是表示,拒繳代拆費是不承認台灣政權。

建商 魏明仁表示:「這個政權是不合法的,而且不是我承認它的,我拒絕接受它的那個統治,依照那麼市場行情來,它是極度偏低的,非法沒收。」

彰化二水碧雲禪寺總計面積為7200平方公尺,行政執行署彰化分署拍賣後,未來會在扣除積欠代拆費等之後,再將剩餘款項交給魏明仁等人。至於寺廟重建未來如何進行,比丘尼們表示,現在只能走一步算一步。

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