Tip-toeing around the Centenary of the Republic of China

By Phillip Charlier

President Ma Ying-jeou (third from right) and other top government officials unveil the Republic of China's 100th anniversary logo. (March 29, 2010. CNA photo.)
President Ma Ying-jeou (third from right) joined other top government officials to unveil the Republic of China's 100th anniversary logo. (March 29, 2010. CNA photo.)
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)

Sources and Images: CNA and Radio Taiwan International

2 thoughts on “Tip-toeing around the Centenary of the Republic of China

  • January 1, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Jovis Sol, 213-Hydra-05
    @ 4:21 M.T.C.+13
    Mars Date: Year 22823, Sol 422
    @ 16:41 Martian Time Coordinated
    Saturday, 1st of January, 6027 Anno Mundi Vulgaris
    Saturday, 1st of January, 2010 Common Era
    @ 13:30 Universal Time Coordinared.
    Greetings True Believers!!
    In America, “President” Jimmy Carter
    declared that The People’s Republic of “China”
    was “the one true China” and that Taiwan
    is somehow “part” of that “China”.
    Sound like George Orwell, doesn;t it??
    The State declaring what is reality
    and denying reality in the process!!
    Taiwan is tired of being The Republic of China.
    Taiwan wants to declare independence from
    The Republic of China.
    Taiwan was NEVER a part of
    The People’s Republic of “China”!!
    The Republic of China has been
    a sovereign Nation-State for 100 years!!
    Everybody needs to recognize that and
    tell The Communist China to BACK OFF of
    Nationalist China!!
    Thank you. The Professor Dalen Rune.

  • March 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

    right on pastor phil; let’s submit a proposal, eh?


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