Monday, October 10, 2011

十十 Happy Birthday, ROC!

十十 Happy birthday, Republic of China! The dream is still alive.

十十 Today marks 100 years since October 10, 1911.

十十 The Republican Revolution of 1911 ended imperial rule by the Qing Dynasty, and ushered in the birth of Asia's first democracy.

十十 Remember the ideals that generation of revolutionaries fought for: liberty, equality, popular sovereignty. The rule of law. The right to participate in one's own governance. The right to determine one's own fate.

十十 May all people one day enjoy the fruits of peace, freedom and democracy that spring from the seeds planted by our forebears.

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