The ROC represents a ‘hybrid’ stage
By Paul Lin 林保華
Taipei Times 2017.10.15
Celebrating Taiwan’s Double Ten National Day is the best way to counter China’s assertion that “Taiwan is not a country and will never be a country.” Unlike Hong Kong, Taiwan is an independent, sovereign nation, which is why it does not need to invite representatives from Beijing to preside over a “regional” national day celebration.
However, Taiwan’s National Day celebrations are far from perfect, just like the national flag and the national anthem.