By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) An annual event showcasing music, dance and food from across the Asia-Pacific region kicked off Saturday in Taipei, in an effort 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 the 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,”said Deputy Foreign Minister Bruce Linghu (令狐榮達) at the opening ceremony, which was attended by Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) and officials from the participating countries. [FULL STORY]