Date: Feb 3, 2019
TAIPEI (DPA) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivered Chinese New Year greetings in a video message released late Sunday (Feb 3), as the island prepares for the arrival of the Year of the Pig.
Ms Tsai delivered New Year’s wishes in various languages, including Mandarin, Minnan, and Hakka. She also addressed ethnic Chinese living outside Taiwan in both Cantonese and Teochew, and added “Happy Lunar New Year” in English for foreign visitors to the country at the end of the video.
“In Taiwan, we are able to maintain our cultural traditions, while also enjoying freedom and democracy. This is a blessing, and these are also the values that we Taiwanese are committed to upholding,” Ms Tsai said. [FULL STORY]