For­eign del­e­ga­tions to at­tend Oct. 10 cel­e­bra­tions

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Dozens of for­eign del­e­ga­tions, in­clud­ing those from the United States, Ja­pan and Tai­wan’s diplo­matic al­lies, will at­tend events later this week in cel­e­bra­tion of the Re­pub­lic of China’s 104th found­ing an­niver­sary.

At least 35 for­eign del­e­ga­tions, com­pris­ing 349 visi­tors, are sched­uled to at­tend an Oct. 10 Na­tional Day re­cep­tion at the Taipei Guest House, said the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, which is or­ga­niz­ing the event.

The visi­tors from Tai­wan’s diplo­matic al­lies in­clude Honduras Vice Pres­i­dent Ri­cardo An­to­nio Alvarez Arias, Paraguay Vice Pres­i­dent Juan Eudes Afara Ma­ciel and Swaziland Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Paul Dlamini, as well as se­nior of­fi­cials from the Solomon Is­lands and St. Kitts and Ne­vis, said min­istry spokes­woman Eleanor Wang.

Among the visi­tors from the U.S. are a Repub­li­can Party del­e­ga­tion led by Reince Priebus, chair­man of the Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee, and Con­necti­cut Lt. Gover­nor Nancy Wyman, she said.

Par­lia­men­tary del­e­ga­tions from Ja­pan, South Korea and Scot­land will also at­tend the cel­e­bra­tion, Wang said.

The Na­tional Day re­cep­tion will fea­ture mu­sic per­for­mances that in­clude Tai­wanese and Western songs, she said.

The at­ten­dees will also be served an ar­ray of gourmet dishes made with lo­cal pro­duce to give the visi­tors a taste of Tai­wan, she went on.

The food to be served will in­clude tra­di­tional Tai­wanese and Hakka dishes, as well as abo­rig­i­nal dishes such as steamed rice with bam­boo shoots, she added.

The re­cep­tion will fol­low a Na­tional Day cel­e­bra­tion to be held in the plaza in front of the Pres­i­den­tial Of­fice, which will fea­ture a se­ries of per­for­mances by the mil­i­tary and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Rainy Weather Forecast for

Dou­ble Ten Hol­i­day

Rain is likely across the coun­try dur­ing the Oct. 9-11 Dou­ble Ten hol­i­day week­end due to an ap­proach­ing weather front and in­creas­ing north­east­erly winds, the Cen­tral Weather Bureau said Wed­nes­day.

From Thurs­day, the sunny and warm weather Tai­wan has seen over the past week could give way to much cooler and more hu­mid con­di­tions that might dom­i­nate the na­tional hol­i­day, fore­cast­ers said.

The weather fluc­tu­a­tion could have the strong­est im­pact on north­ern and north­east­ern Tai­wan, where con­tin­u­ous rain, some­times heavy, is ex­pected, ac­cord­ing to the bureau.

Day­time high tem­per­a­tures in those ar­eas could drop by 4 de­grees Cel­sius to some 27 de­grees, while other parts of the coun­try could see highs of be­tween 29 and 31 de­grees.

The rain could start to ease up Oct. 11, when mostly cloudy weather with chances of showers will be likely, it said.

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