By Phillip Charlier
The centenary of the Republic of China logo was unveiled today, without fanfare, but just the correct level of decorum not to offend anyone in particular.
According to vice-chairman of the ROC Centenary Foundation, S.P. Tsai, the logo is free to be used by anyone, and associated with other symbols as one likes. This sounds like a politico-marketing version of ‘copyleft‘. Open Source politics in the age of democracy.
Both sides of the strait will be commemorating ‘National Father’ Sun Yat-sen and the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911.
Minister of the Council for Cultural Affairs, Emile C.J. Sheng, who is also CEO of the ROC Centenary Foundation also announced that the foundation is open to all ideas and private sector cooperation in the production of a film about Sun Yat-sen ‘particularly related to Taiwan’. Production decisions will be made over the next two months.
More than two weeks ago, Discovery Channel announced an invitation to make a proposal on a documentary focusing on ‘100 years of the Republic of China’. Talk about an inside scoop! The deadline for submission is March 31, 2010.
The series, titled “Taiwan Revealed, ” is scheduled to be broadcast in 32 countries across Asia in 2011 to coincide with the 100th founding anniversary of the ROC. It is the latest cooperation project between Discovery and Taiwan’s Government Information Office, after “Portraits Taiwan, ” “Unknown Taiwan,” and “Focus Taiwan.” For more information, interested production teams can contact the Taiwan office of Discovery Channel at (02) 6639-9355. (By Amy Huang and Y.F. Low)