Date: Oct 11, 2016
By: Yang Chun-hui / Staff reporter
The National Day ceremony yesterday was marked by scattered protests, with both pro-independence
and pro-unification advocates condemning the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration’s observation of the day.
“Taiwan is Taiwan,” shouted Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) members protesting outside the ceremony site, calling for the rejection of the “Republic of China’s” National Day.
National Day has nothing to do with Taiwan because it marks the anniversary of the Wuchang Uprising, which culminated in the founding of the Republic of China, TSU Department of Youth Affairs director Chang Chao-lin (張兆林) said, adding that the day should only be celebrated by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), which traces its roots to the uprising, rather than by Taiwan as a whole.
The TSU members also handed out stickers stating that “Taiwan is Taiwan,” and advocating that “Taiwan” and not “Chinese Taipei” should be used to refer to the nation in international competitions. [FULL STORY]