Celebrating With Taiwan

Taiwan marked its 106th National Day on Friday, with speakers at a Toronto celebration using the occasion to pay tribute to the Asian nation’s commitment to freedom.

Catherine Yung-mei Hsu told the gathering that, “Taiwan is one of the first democracies in the world,” and noted the country now has its first female president.
A commitment to human rights brings Canada and Taiwan together, she added.

The event drew politicians from the municipal, provincial and federal levels, among them Toronto-area Conservative MP Peter Kent, who described himself as a “big fan of Taiwan – always have been.”
Kent praised Taiwan for its dedication to “freedom and democracy.”

Seen here are Alicia Wang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto, along with one of the musical and dance performers on hand for the event.