Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Double Ten Day! 雙十節快樂!

October 10 is the National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

On this day, we commemorate the 1911 Revolution, which began with the Wuchang Uprising, and ultimately led to the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and the founding of the Republic of China. It was a momentous occasion in Chinese history -- and the dream is still alive!

Let us celebrate the valor and determination of the revolutionaries, and join hands to continue putting into practice the principles the ROC stands for: Liberty (自由)、Equality (平等)、Democracy (民主)、and the Rule of Law (法治).

Today, despite the travails of the twentieth century, the ROC survives on the democratic island of Taiwan. For people of Chinese heritage all over the world, this is our legacy and the gift of our forebears. We willl never forget it!

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the Republican Revolution and Father of the Nation.


這一天,我們紀念1911年的辛亥革命。那一年的十月十日,發動了具有劃時代意義的武昌起義。 起義的勝利導致清政府的推翻和皇帝專政統治的滅亡,以及中華民國的建立。 這是中華歷史的璀璨事跡,夢想依然延續至今。讓我們繼續攜手實踐中華民國所代表的信念:自由、平等、民主、法治。


Scouts and the ROC Flag: Blue sky, white sun, red earth. (Image source)

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