Hualien County Government Delegation visits CCBA to participate in the Camellia Festival in the Sister City
Picture 1: A dance troupe composed of outstanding dancers from five (5) high schools in Hualien will participate in the 76th Camellia Festival parade in the Sister City of Temple City this weekend
Picture 2: Gift exchange to express affection as Taiwan Hualien County Government received CCBA special edition publication and hat, while CCBA received lover bag and rice tea. Both the host and the guest have fun and enjoy each other.
Picture 3: A 17-member delegation from Taiwan’ s Hualien County Government pays a special visit to CCBA on the 20th and lays a wreath to the bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Hualien dance troupe, composed of outstanding dancers from five (5) high schools, will participate in the 76th Camellia Festival parade in the Sister City of Temple City this weekend.
Picture 4: A 17-member delegation from Taiwan’ s Hualien County Government pays a special visit to CCBA on the 20th and lays a wreath to the bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
A 17-member delegation from Taiwan’ s Hualien County Government,
consists of five (5) high school outstanding dancers, pays a
special visit to CCBA on the 20th and lays a wreath to the
bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. They express their gratitude
to CCBA and the Los Angeles overseas Chinese for their love and
kindness in the Hualien earthquake two years ago, and hope to
strengthen exchanges and friendship with the Los Angeles
overseas Chinese. Hualien dance troupe, composed of outstanding
dancers from five (5) high schools, will participate in the 76th
Camellia Festival parade in the Sister City of Temple City this
weekend, singing and dancing with the people of Temple City.
As Hualien County Magistrate Xu Zhenwei has to remain at Hualien to navigate the defense against the new Coronavirus, the delegation visiting the United States is temporarily led by Hualien County Government Director of the Aboriginal Administration Department Chen Jiancun. This includes government officials from Hualien County Government Education Department, Civil Affairs Department, and Tourism Department as well asrepresentatives from five (5) high schools in Hualien High School and Hualien Girls High School. The delegation visit on that day is accompanied by the general convener of the National Taiwanese Fellowship Advisory Council Wu Chengyuan.
CCBA President Mei Lau, Vice President Ernest Lee, Chairman Andrew Kwong and Senior Advisor Peter Leung provide a warm reception to the Hualien delegation. A friendly discussion lasts for over an hour.
Mei Lau said that she has been to Taiwan many times, and visited Hualien County four (4) times. She loves Hualien’s beautiful scenery and fresh air, especially impressed with national parks, such as Yanzikou and Taroko, as well as Hualien cuisine and simple folk customs. That is why the Hualien delegation’s visit makes her feels more cordial. She also briefly introduces the 130 year history of CCBA. She hopes the delegation has an opportunity to walk around the United States and welcomes the opportunity for the Hualien students of next generation to study abroad at United States in the future.
Chen Jiancun mentions that after an 11 hours flight, he feels very cordial when he sees the Republic of China flag raised at CCBA’s front door. On behalf of Hualien County Magistrate Xu Zhenwei, he greets the CCBA chiefs. Hualien is the first county in the Republic of China to implement local autonomy. The very first democratically elected magistrate was born in Hualien in that year. Successive post for the Hualien magistrate has always been male. On November 2018, Xu Zhenwei became the first female Hualien Magistrate when she won the ballot by more than 71%, which was also the highest ballot percentage in Taiwan. CCBA also has the very first female president elected this year. Congratulations to both.
Chen Jiancun mentions that when the Hualien earthquake happened two years ago, CCBA and Los Angeles overseas Chinese did the fund raising and helped Hualien folks to rebuild their homes.
Hualien and Temple City signed Jinlan and became the Sister City in 2018. On November 2019, delegation led by the Temple City mayor visited Hualien. As a return visit, Hualien government delegation will conduct educational exchanges with Temple City High School. At the same time, they will also visit Temple City city hall. It hopes to promote bilateral development ineducation, culture and tourism. On the 22nd, Hualien high school dancer troupe will participate Temple City’s annual Camellia Festival parade with their famous aboriginal music and dance. Put on a lover bag and swing Nalu Bay, and best wishes and blessings to everyone.