Overseas Taiwanese Community and friends in the UK celebrate Taiwan’s 108th National Day

Overseas Taiwanese Community and friends in the UK celebrate Taiwan’s 108th National Day

 

On 4 October, the overseas Taiwanese community in the UK celebrated Taiwan’s 108th National Day at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. British parliamentarian Sir Graham Brady also participated in the dinner. Former British Office Taipei Representatives Derek Marsh and Michael Reilly as well as Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Christopher R. Hughes also partook in the celebration. Approximately 400 guests were present at this year’s dinner, which also featured performances by Taiwanese musicians as well as songs by the Hua Yun choir.

 

In his remarks, Representative Lin expressed his gratitude to the Taiwanese overseas community in the UK for organising the National Day dinner. He praised the establishment of several emergency hotlines around the UK providing Taiwanese living in Britain with the support they need and efforts to promote the use of traditional characters among overseas Taiwanese. He also welcomed the widespread participation of young people in Taiwanese overseas community events and activities. Representative Lin emphasised that Taiwan-UK relations have continued to strengthen over the past year, citing Taiwan Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-Hua Wang’s participation in bilateral trade talks on 1 October as a primary example. In addition to trade, Representative Lin highlighted growing cooperation with the UK in culture, science, tourism and other sectors.