By: Emerson Lim
The German National Day banquet was held at the Grand Hyatt Taipei to celebrate the reunification of Germany on Oct. 3, 1990.
Germany's unification symbolized the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Iron Curtain between Eastern and Western Europe, said Thomas Prinz, director general of the German Institute Taipei, in his remarks at the event.
"Also, here in Taiwan, the people have fought for freedom and democracy. This deliberate decision to live in a free and democratic society is a strong bond between our nations," he said, stressing that the revival of authoritarianism demanded closer cooperation between democratic societies. [ULL STORY]