The News Lens
By: Mo Tz-pin
Taiwan’s national symphony orchestra to perform in Canada and the U.S.
Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform in Vancouver, Canada and California, U.S.
respectively on Dec. 9 and Dec. 12. This is the first time the NSO has performed in North America, state-owned CNA reports. The tour will also see its world premiere of a piece “Last Mile,” which was inspired by legends of the Taiwanese indigenous people. Music director of NSO Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉) will conduct the piece, which is composed by Lee Chun-wei (李俊緯).
Taiwanese restaurant chain states support for “one-China”
Taiwanese seafood restaurant chain Hai Pa Wang (海霸王) issued a statement to support the “one-China” policy on China Times this morning. Hai Pa Wang was recently fined in China for mislabeling items, but there have been reports that the company had been fined because its owners had ties to President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) family, CNA reports.
In its statement, Hai Pa Wang stated its support for the “one-China” policy and denied claims of connections with Tsai. Lin Chuan (林全), premier of Taiwan, said that politics should not interfere with businesses and that China should stop targeting Taiwanese companies with “political agendas,” United Daily News (UDN) reports. Mainland Affairs Council Minister Katharine Chang (張小月) said that Taiwanese companies in China have huge contributions to China’s economy and should not be “labeled” by the Chinese government. [FULL STORY]