DPP cancels 30th anniversary event due to approaching typhoon

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Monday that it was canceling parts of a series of events to mark the 30th anniversary of the party's founding, due to an approaching typhoon.

The party has planned a series of activities to mark the party's 30th founding anniversary, which was formed at the Grand Hotel on Sept. 28, 1986.

The activities included a historic photo and artifact exhibition at Zhongshan Hall in Taipei that kicked off Monday to illustrate the democratic process over the past three decades.

It was also to hold a cocktail party Tuesday for diplomatic envoys, while the party's central standing committee will have an expanded meeting at the Grand Hotel, inviting an 18-member working group that took part in the party's founding to return to the hotel for a memorial ceremony.

But DPP spokesman Wang Min-sheng (???) said that due to approaching Typhoon Megi, which is expected to affect Taiwan the most Tuesday, the party decided to cancel the cocktail party for foreign envoys, as well as the expanded meeting of the party's Central Standing Committee at the Grand Hotel.

The Central Standing Committee, instead, will return to the party's headquarters for a regular meeting, Wang said.

The DPP won the presidential and legislative elections earlier this year.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel