MOFA releases Double Tenth National Day film
【Taiwan’s Double Tenth National Day - Brave and Confident: One with the World】
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a short film Oct. 2 in the lead-up to Taiwan’s Double Tenth National Day spotlighting the country’s successes at home and abroad.
Titled “Brave and Confident: One with the World,” the 8-minute work is split into four segments—Defending Freedom, Safeguarding Democracy; Innovative Economy, Upgraded Technology; Multifaceted Society, Cultural Acceptance; and Steadfast Diplomacy, Mutual Assistance for Mutual Benefit—that cover Taiwan’s political, economic, cultural and diplomatic achievements.
According to the MOFA, the film showcases Taiwan’s liberal, democratic and multicultural society. Highlights include scenes of the country’s religious festivals and indigenous culture, as well as its sporting and technological achievements. This includes the government’s landmark five-plus-two innovative industries program, the ministry said.
The farsighted initiative targets the other high-growth sectors of green energy, national defense, smart machinery and Internet of Things, as well as the promotion of a circular economy and a new paradigm for agricultural development.
Taiwan’s diplomatic efforts are also showcased, the ministry said, including President Tsai Ing-wen’s Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability state visit to the country’s Caribbean allies Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia, as well as Vice President Chen Chien-jen’s audience with Pope Francis and MOFA Minister Joseph Wu’s keynote speech at the 2019 Democracy Summit in Copenhagen.
The short is available on the MOFA’s YouTube channel with subtitles in Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Vietnamese.