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County of Santa Clara to Host Taiwan Photo Exhibition in Celebration of Double Tenth National Day

“Why Taiwan Matters - photo exhibition of the way of life in the Republic of China”
WHAT:
In celebration of Taiwan’s Double Tenth National Day, the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara County, California, USA/ Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Republic of China Sister County Commission join the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco (TECO) to co-host a photo exhibit entitled Why Taiwan Matters.  The exhibition will introduce Taiwan’s way of life and what makes the island truly remarkable. The opening ceremony for the Why Taiwan Matters exhibition will precede the public flag raising ceremony, which will take place at 10:00 a.m., at the same location on the James E. McEntee Plaza.  
 
WHO:
Supervisor Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Bruce Fuh, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco
Daisy Chu, Representative of President George Shirakawa, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Melanie Hsu, Chair, SCC, CA, USA/ Hsinchu County, Taiwan, ROC Sister County Commission
Kansen Chu, Councilmember, City of San Jose
Nancy Pyle, Councilmember, City of San Jose
Jose Esteves, Mayor, City of Milpitas
Community representatives
 
WHEN:
October 6, 2012
9:30 a.m. – Photo Exhibition Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m.–Double Tenth National Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Why Taiwan Matters photo exhibition will be on display from October 6-19, 2012
 
WHERE:
County Government Center lobby
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose
 
WHY:
Santa Clara County enjoys a sister-county “twinning” relationship with Hsinchu County, Taiwan and is committed to fostering artistic, commercial, cultural, educational, and technological exchange and understanding between the people and governments of Santa Clara County and Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Republic of China.
 
VISUALS:
31-panel photos of Taiwan exhibit, officials gifts to the County from counties in Taiwan, and one-on-one interviews
 
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Shirley Zackor, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119 
Posted: October 4, 2012