Date: Jun 17, 2016
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA
The Puzangalan Children’s Choir yesterday said that a shortfall in funding has been resolved
by President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) donation of NT$500,000. The money came from the proceeds of Tsai’s book entitled The Tsai Faction: Lighting the Way for the Taiwanese Mile, which was published in October last year.
The group asked the public not to donate any more money as they now have enough to attend the 11th Cantemus International Choral Festival in Hungary in August.
The group said it had originally intended to use the proceeds of their July 20 performance in Guangzhou, China, to cover the expenses of the Hungary trip.
However, China rescinded the invitation for the performance, reportedly due to the group’s rendition of the national anthem during the presidential inauguration ceremony on May 20, the choir’s director-general Tsai Yi-fang (蔡義芳) said. [FULL STORY]