National Day reception simplified due to pandemic
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 10 October, 2020
By: Shirley Lin
This year’s National Day reception has been scaled down due to the pandemic.
The foreign ministry says that this year’s National Day reception has been scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the president, vice president, ministry heads, ambassadors, and representatives to Taiwan will be in attendance during the event, scheduled for Saturday evening. Foreign ministry spokesperson Joanne Ou said that other dignitaries will join the event virtually.
The foreign ministry says that Taiwan has achieved remarkable breakthroughs in its relations with friendly countries. The ministry says it is therefore meaningful for Taiwan to celebrate National Day with the international community, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of its efforts stopping COVID-19 and championing democracy and freedom. [FULL STORY]