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City Holds New Year’s Daybreak Music Concert

To welcome its new role as the host of the 2016 World Design Capital, Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs organized a Daybreak Music Concert and flag raising ceremony at the Dajia Riverside Park in the morning on January 1.
Dignitaries taking part in the event include Mayor Ko Wen-je, PFP presidential candidate James Soong, PFP vice presidential candidate Hsu Hsin-ying, DPP vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen, KMT vice presidential candidate Jennifer Wang, foreign representatives, and city councilors.
During his speech, the mayor expressed his gratitude to citizens and international friends attending the event. On the first day of the New Year, he is making a wish for a better Taipei and a better Taiwan.
He pointed out that it will take effort and harmony to achieve this purpose. Therefore, he has chosen “effort and harmony” as the key phrases for 2016.
After the flag-raising ceremony and singing of the national anthem, the mayor and DOCA Commissioner Ni Chung-hwa toured the temporary art showcase consisting of 12 decorated cargo containers.