Radio Taiwan International
Legislature President Su Jia-chyuan has focused on what makes Taiwan good in his
National Day address. Su delivered his remarks as part of this year’s National Day celebrations in Taipei.
Su spoke of Taiwan’s diversity, from its indigenous peoples to later ethnic Han Chinese arrivals and the new immigrants that have made Taiwan their home in recent years. He said that creating a respectful, tolerant society amid diversity is a challenge many countries face. He also said he believes Taiwan has done a better job in this regard than most.
Su spoke about the warmth of people in Yilan, where a National Day party took place on Tuesday. He also spoke about the willingness of people in Taiwan to help one another in times of disaster. He said this can be seen in Hualien, site of the National Day fireworks show, which experienced a powerful earthquake in February.
Su said Taiwan is good because its people are warm and welcoming, proud to be from Taiwan and proud of their freedom and democracy. He said that Taiwan is good because it has athletes who have shown the world their fighting spirit. And he said that Taiwan is good because of its international friends who offer support and help overcome difficulties on the international stage. [FULL STORY]