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National Day party features Taiwanese foods, aboriginal performances

National Day party features Taiwanese foods, aboriginal performances

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) Taiwanese delicacies and aboriginal performances were the center of attention for more than 3,000 local and foreign attendants of the National Day reception in Taipei Saturday. The event celebrating the Republic of China's 104th birthday, held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Taipei Guest House, showcased a series of music and dance performances given by a Taiwanese indigenous group to present the tribal culture of the Amis. President Ma Ying-jeou (???) enjoyed the shows along with many other foreign guests. It was the last time Ma will attend the event in his capacity as head of state, as his second and final four-year term in office comes to an end in May 2016. Local singers also took to the stage to perform several classic songs in both Mandarin and English. Beyond the performances, visitors to the event were treated to an array of Taiwanese delicacies, including Din Tai Fung's xiaolongbao, pearl milk sea and beef noodles. Hakka dishes and aboriginal foods such as steamed rice with bamboo shoots were also served and drew long lines of guests. "Most of the dishes were made from local produce and prepared based on the concept of a low-carbon diet, as a symbol of love for the homeland," the ministry said in a statement. A low carbon diet minimizes the emissions released from the production, packaging, processing, transport, preparation and waste of food. Among the foreign dignitaries present were Honduras Vice President Ricardo Antonio Alvarez Arias, Paraguay Vice President Juan Eudes Afara Maciel, Swaziland Deputy Prime Minister Paul Dlamini, and Governor-General of the Solomon Islands Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui. Other visitors included a delegation led by U.S. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, as well as U.S. congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, the ministry said. A group of more than 20 Japanese lawmakers also came to participate in the event, the ministry said. The delegation was led by Keiji Furuya, a member of Japan's House of Representatives, it said. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-18 04:44 GMT+08:00