President, VP greet public at New Year’s events

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-01-28

President Tsai Ing-wen has given New Year’s greetings to the public during a visit to

President Tsai Ing-wen (center) prays for a peaceful, prosperous New Year during a New Year’s Day ceremony held Saturday at Taipei’s Jiao Shiou Temple. (CNA)

Taipei’s Jiao Hsiou Temple on Saturday.

At a ceremony held during her visit, the temple prayed for peace, prosperity, economic health, and freedom for Taiwan. Tsai also participated in a ceremony unveiling a new plaque for the temple. More than a hundred people visiting the temple lined up to receive a lucky red envelope and a New Year’s greeting from the president.

Meanwhile, long lines also prepared to receive red envelopes from Vice President Chen Chien-jen at Taipei’s Holy Family Catholic Church. Chen, a practicing Catholic, attended a Lunar New Year mass at the church where he prayed for peace, prosperity, and social stability in the coming year.

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