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    Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan Celebrating New Year

     

    Around 800,000 partiers gathered on the streets in the Xinyi District in Taiwan’s so-called Republic of China’s capital Taipei, celebrating the country’s annual countdown just like any other nation worldwide. Supporters of Alliance of Referendum, although in very small proportion compared to the larger crowds reveling the New Year’s arrival,  raised more than dozens of ten-feet-high flags demonstrating Taiwan’s independence movement, vehemently shouting out the truth of a regime in exile for more than half a century on Taiwan.

     

    The festive extravaganza lasted for almost six hours from sundown until a while after the cheerful countdown. While people lost themselves in the celebrative atmosphere, perhaps most were also forgetful of a fact that Taiwan has never been recognized as a sovereign state, neither by their supposedly rival of decades , China, nor by the United Nations.

     

    If you are near the train stations in most large cities in Taiwan, big flags written Taiwan Independence, Alliance of Referendum, National Self-Determination, or Founding of Republic of Taiwan can be seen with stern looking believers proudly marching or standing from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Saturdays and Sundays. "We need more participants," said one of the supporters, "to make this movement grow into a national movement against the regime in exile Republic of China's intent to reunify with China." Asked by the reporter where this movement might lead, he answered promptly, "we don't know where and when, but we will do our best to awake the Taiwanese public.

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