By: Chiu Chun-chin and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A devotee to the national flag of the Republic of China living in the northern municipality of Taoyuan has decided to continue this year an annual flag-raising ritual he has maintained for two decades, despite damage caused by two typhoons in the past two months.
Typhoon Soudelor, which hit Taiwan in early August, and typhoon Dujuan in late September, blew down scaffolding he had installed to hold the national flags in places close to his home in Pingzhen District and swept away thousands of other flags in the area’s streets, 75-year-old Chang Lao-wang (張老旺) said Friday.
The damage at first frustrated him, making him want to give up the tradition of holding his flag-raising ceremony on Oct. 10, the ROC’s National Day, Chang said. [FULL STORY]