Retrocession Day commemorated in Taipei

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-10-25
By: By Y.C. Tai and Lillian Lin, Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) The 70th anniversary of Taiwan’s retrocession to the Republic of China was commemorated on Sunday morning at a meeting held at Chungshan Hall in Taipei, where a representative of the ROC government accepted the surrender of Japanese forces in Taiwan on Oct. 25, 1945.

President Ma Ying-jeou, Vice President Wu Den-yih, Premier Mao Chi-kuo and about 1,000 representatives of government agencies, civic organizations, foreign diplomats and descendants of the Taiwan Volunteers, a group of Taiwanese youngsters who fought against Japanese troops during the Second Sino- Japanese War (1937-1945), attended the meeting which was presided over by Taiwan Governor Lin Junq-tzer.

A group of high school students dressed in aboriginal costumes led the attendees in singing the national anthem.     [FULL  STORY]

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