Political culture

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Hau Lung-bin, left, Taipei Deputy Mayor King Pu-tsung, second left, Council of Hakka Affairs Minister Lee Yung-te, second right, and the Democratic Progressive Party's Taipei mayoral candidate Frank Hsieh carry rice and other supplies on shoulder poles during the Taipei Hakka Cultural Yimin Festival yesterday at Taipei Arena. The festival ,which commemorates Yiminye, Hakka martyrs who died while protecting their property and homeland from invaders during the Qing Dynasty, has become a major event in Hakka communities around Taiwan. The festivities in Taipei run through today and include performances representing Hakka customs, including folk dancing and music.Aug 06, 2006

PHOTO: WANG CHUN-FENG, TAIPEI TIMES

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