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Republic of China Celebrates Centennial

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Paul Chang - Taiwan Economic & Cultural Office Paul Chang - Taiwan Economic & Cultural Office
Lily Sun - Dr. Sun Yat-sen's grand-daughter Lily Sun - Dr. Sun Yat-sen's grand-daughter

HONOLULU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Republic of China is celebrating it's centenary. There are six different events across Oahu - one of which is the Torch Lighting Ceremony at Aloha Tower. Malika is live from there this morning.

A century ago, Dr. Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China - the first republic in all of Asia. He made a pledge to the people at that time to build a strong and prosperous nation and to bring about a democratic way of life. Dr. Sun's dream of a united Republic of China was not achieved before his death, but his ideas to build a modern and democratic Chinese nation took root and ultimately yielded abundant fruit in the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Hawai'i years influenced him profoundly, and helped shape his characters and achievements. To commemorate the ties between Hawaii and the birth of the Republic of China, the Government of the Republic of China has chosen the city of Honolulu to kick-off the overseas centennial celebration.

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Republic of China (Taiwan) Centennial Celebration

Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the Republic of China Symposium

Date: March 26

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: East West Center (Imin Hall)

Contact: Professor Clark Liu 808-395-3901

 

Republic of China Centenary Celebration Dinner Banquet

Date: March 28

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom

Contact: Mr. Karl Chao 808-396-6498

 

Torch of Peace Lighting Ceremony

Date: March 29

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Aloha Tower

Contact: Jessica Lee 808-595-6347 ext 227

 

Republic of China Centenary Evening Gala

Date: March 29

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Hawaii Theater Center

Contact: Mr. Wayne Lu 808-478-7555

 

Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the Republic of China Photography Exhibition

Date: May 10 - 27

Location: Honolulu City Hall

Contact: Jessica Lee 808-595-6347 ext 227

 

Taiwan Sublime Photography Exhibition

Date: August 1 - 19

Location: Honolulu City Hall

Contact: Dr. Philip Kuo 808-734-4610

 

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