Want China Times
An annual event showcasing music, dance and food from across the Asia-Pacific region
opened Saturday in Taipei to promote cultural and artistic exchanges between Taiwan and other countries in the region.
The Asia-Pacific Culture Day, now in its fourth year, is presenting music, dance and martial arts performances of the participating countries. Organized by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it will run through Sunday.
“We hope that today’s event will foster greater cultural exchanges among countries in the Asia-Pacific,” deputy foreign minister Bruce Linghu said at the opening ceremony, which was attended by Vice President Wu Den-yih and officials from the participating countries.
“Globalization highlights the importance of international cultural exchanges. Such interactions foster mutual understanding and lead us closer to realizing the dream of a global village,” he added. [FULL STORY]