President observes International Migrants Day

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 18 December, 2020
By: Leslie Liao

The DPP published a video featuring immigrant women from seven Southeast Asian countries

The United Nations designates December 18 “International Migrants Day.” Though Chinese pressure means that Taiwan is barred from participating in the UN, President Tsai Ing-wen has still observed the occasion on Friday.

This year, Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party invited immigrants from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Malaysia to film a video celebrating the International Migrants Day. In the video, the immigrants say that they are Taiwanese and referred to Taiwan as their new home. 

President Tsai Ing-wen, who is the Democratic Progressive Party’s Chairperson, also appears in the video, thanking immigrants to Taiwan for their contributions to the country. 

The Democratic Progressive Party says it established an immigrant affairs committee in 2017. Several committee members are immigrants themselves, and they contribute to the party’s policies on immigrant issues.   [FULL  STORY]

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