National Day Celebrations

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Standing Front and Center

Double Tenth National Day celebrations take on a special air in Taiwan this year. The people refuse to let China’s campaign of coercion detract from international recognition of the country’s status as a defender of freedom, democracy, human rights and rules-based order.

This confidence stems from standing front and center on the global diplomatic stage. President Tsai Ing-wen flew the flag for Taiwan to great effect during her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability and Oceans of Democracy state visits.

Both trips generated a mountain of media coverage and hammered home the message that Taiwan Can Help promote peace, stability and prosperity far from its shores. They also showed that the country is a force for good in the world and resolute in realizing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

This positivity is at the heart of Taiwan’s success in cultivating closer connections with key partners such as Japan, the U.S. and other like-minded countries across the Indo-Pacific via an array of cooperative initiatives.

One of the main pillars of this approach involves a raft of assistance programs organized by the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) with diplomatic allies, as well as seminars and workshops staged under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework and in keeping with the objectives of the New Southbound Policy.

As Taiwan celebrates Double Tenth National Day, the people can take pride in the fact they are not alone. Efforts to strengthen links with the world are paying handsome dividends, ensuring the country rightfully remains an indispensable member of the family of nations.

Celebrating Multicultural Taiwan

Oct. 10 is Double Tenth National Day in Taiwan. It is a time to celebrate the values on which the country was founded that gave rise to a multicultural society of various faiths, ethnicities and languages.

As a maritime nation, Taiwan reflects the influences of peoples from the four corners of the globe, as well as its indigenous population. This is represented by the more than 20 government-recognized languages and dialects spoken by the country’s citizens.

多元文化_sThis cultural mix has grown in recent years to include new arrivals from Southeast Asia and beyond. They have come to Taiwan to start families and contribute to the nation’s economy. Thanks to programs put in place by the government and local NGOs, immigrants have access to 24-hour helplines, language classes and world-leading health care.

Bringing their own traditions, Taiwan’s new arrivals observe holidays from home alongside local celebrations such as the Mazu International and Pangcah Harvest festivals. This adds to the country’s cultural heritage and marks it as a model for integration and respect.

Double Tenth National Day is a chance for friends near and far to stand together in celebrating and safeguarding the country’s core principles: freedom, democracy, human rights and rules-based order. This shared commitment is the cornerstone of society and unites all who call Taiwan home.