Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver held 105th National Day Celebration

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver held a reception in celebration of the 105th National Day of the Republic and China (Taiwan) on October 6th at the Brown Palace Hotel. The event was hosted by Director General Jerry Chang and Mrs. Chang. Guests include U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, members from both the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives, as well as many from local Taiwanese communities.

Director General Chang expressed his gratitude for all guests' attendance to celebrate the founding anniversary of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

He added that Taiwan has evolved into a mature democracy in the Asia Pacific region and shares the universal values of democracy, freedom and human rights with the United States.

He also pointed out that this May marked Taiwan’s third peaceful transition of political power through an electoral process. Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, the first female president ever in Taiwan’s history was sworn into office. He said Taiwanese people have once again shown the world that Taiwan is a vibrant democracy, and we are committed to the defense of our freedom and democracy as a way of life.

He emphasized that Taiwan has enjoyed a very close bilateral relationship with the United States over the past decades and his Office will continue working hard to deepen this good relationship, and to further promote exchanges and cooperation in every fields.

In addition, Congressman Coffman, Secretary of State Williams, and other dignitaries were invited to make remarks at the ceremony. They not only congratulated the 105th founding anniversary of Republic of China (R.O.C.), but highly praised Taiwan’s democracy, economic achievements, and friendly U.S.-Taiwan bilateral relationship as well.

The City and County of Denver, Englewood and Greenwood Village also presented proclamations to Director General Chang to congratulate Taiwan on this auspicious occasion.

This Office invited six U.S. veterans who served in Taiwan during 1955-1979 to the reception. Director General Chang presented the “U.S.-R.O.C. Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge” and “Honor Medal for 823 Bombardment” to them in honor of their service and contributions to Taiwan with deep appreciation.

The film “Lighting up Taiwan, Inspiring Asia” produced by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was played at the celebration to promote its national image. More than 400 guests enjoyed networking at the reception and expressed “Happy Birthday” for the country.

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