President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday made an appearance at the Taipei Dragon Boat Race, which will last through Tuesday. She cheered on the team from her party � the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) � of which she also serves as chairperson.
The party's central standing committee selected 29 team members in order to field a mixed team in the largest boat-size category. The team is headed by a graduate of one of the nation's top physical education departments � Fu Jen Catholic University � who specializes in dragon boat racing.
President Tsai visited the site of the races � Dajia Riverside Park in Taipei � where she cheered on the DPP team and other participants from around the world. She observed the races from the judges' stands for about an hour before meeting and taking photos with her party's team.
The president has said that if the DPP dragon boat team wins the grand prize, the party will donate the prize money to the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation.
Source: Radio Taiwan International