President Tsai Ing-wen gave her first National Day speech on Monday, calling for cross-strait talks but warning that Taiwan would not give in to Chinese pressure.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday delivered her first National Day address since taking office in May, in which she reiterated her pledge to establish a "consistent, predictable and sustainable cross-strait relationship" while maintaining Taiwan's democracy and the status quo of peace across the Taiwan Strait., 1 Comment
In her first National Day address as head of state, Tsai Ing-wen will vow to lead Taiwan "steadily forward" to "be great due to reforms," the Presidential Office spokesman said Sunday.
Torrential rainfall caused damage across Taiwan, eroding soil around building foundations in New Taipei, Keelung and around railway tracks in Taitung on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), which has maintained heavy rain alerts for parts of the nation.
Penghu, a ring-shaped island chain of stark contrasts. From April to October, its pristine white sand beaches, glorious ocean views, and fresh seafood attract tens of thousands of tourists looking to escape the urban jungle. After mid-October, powerful northern gales sweep across the landscape and much of the area becomes a ghost town.
Candie Kung (龔怡萍) of Taiwan shot a final round 3-under 69 on a windy and rainy day at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Linkou on Sunday to end up in a three-way tie for fifth, the best finish of any of the 20 Taiwanese entered in the event.
Former President Chen Shui-bian will not be permitted to attend Monday's National Day celebrations on medical grounds, after a decision by Taichung Prison officials Sunday.
A total of 347 foreign dignitaries and 4,000-plus overseas Taiwanese are expected to join this year's Republic of China National Day celebrations, the government has announced.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday reiterated her appeal to Beijing to hold dialogue with Taiwan and stressed that her government is dedicated to building sustainable cross-strait relations.
Taipei 101 flashes the three colors -- red, blue and white -- of the national flag on its outer walls Saturday in celebration of Double Tenth Day, the National Day of the Republic of China.