Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver held 106th National Day Celebration

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver held a reception in celebration of the 106th National Day of the Republic of  China (Taiwan) on October 5th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The event was hosted by Director General Jerry Chang and Mrs. Chang. Guests include Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, members from Colorado Consular Corps, Colorado state senators and representatives, as well as local Taiwanese community members.

Director General Chang first in his opening remarks extended his deepest sympathy to the victims’ families of the mass shooting tragedy in Las Vegas and to those who suffered damage and loss due to recent hurricanes.

He added that Taiwan’s administration led by President Tsai Ing-wen has actively promoted reforms, affirming to further enhance freedom, democracy, prosperity and justice. In addition, Taiwan would also like to make substantial contributions based on the principle of mutual assistance for mutual benefit, which is the core of its policy of steadfast diplomacy.

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 field.

Moreover, many dignitaries from Colorado and its neighboring states presented proclamations or letters to congratulate Taiwan on this auspicious occasion.

The highlight of the reception was the Taiwanese aboriginal dance led by Mrs. Chang and teachers from Colorado Chinese Language School to promote Taiwan’s traditional culture. The dance group also invited guests to the stage, which brought great excitement and joy to the night.

The film “Dynamic Taiwan, Embracing the World” produced by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was played at the celebration to promote its national image. Several hundred guests attended the reception and expressed “Happy Birthday” for the country.