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New York office celebrates 10/10 day

Staff writer, with CNA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of North American Affairs director-general Bruce Linghu, center, cuts a cake in the design of Taiwan’s national flag on Thursday in Los Angeles to celebrate the upcoming Double Ten National Day.

Photo: CNA

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York held a party on Thursday to celebrate the Republic of China’s (ROC) Double Ten National Day, with nearly 1,000 guests attending the event.

The guests included representatives of more than 10 of the nation’s diplomatic allies stationed at the UN, Taiwanese-American New York City Comptroller John Liu and Paul K. Ng (吳國基), president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), the office said.

Marjorie Tiven, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the sister of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also attended.

While the CCBA in San Francisco announced on its Web site early last month that it would not host any events to celebrate Double Ten National Day this year, the participation in the event of Ng, who represents six overseas Taiwanese compatriot associations, demonstrated these groups’ support for the ROC, the office said.

Meanwhile, the ROC representative offices in Europe have also held a series of events over the past two days to celebrate Double Ten National Day.

The Taipei Mission in Sweden held a banquet in Stockholm on Tuesday, attracting 250 guests. Another celebration was held in Brussels on Wednesday which was attended by more than 300 guests, including Tung Kuo-yu (董國猷), Taiwan’s representative to the EU, his wife Lily Hsu (徐儷文), who is Taiwan’s representative to Denmark, and 10 European parliamentarians.

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