Taiwanese Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim expressed her hope that Taiwanese artists will showcase the nation’s creativity and vitality during the upcoming 2024 Cultural Olympiad in Paris.

Hsiao made the remarks at a pre-departure ceremony in Taipei City. According to the Ministry of Culture, a total of 22 performing arts groups comprising more than 120 members will participate in the event from July 27 to August 10, presenting 60 shows covering dance, music, opera and visual performances.

Taiwan to showcase its cultural diversity at 2024 Cultural Olympiad

This is the first time that a large national team has been organized to participate in the Cultural Olympiad, the vice president said, adding that it is an honor to present Taiwan’s diversity and resilience to international audiences during the centenary of the last Olympic Games held in Paris.

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The Cultural Olympiad helps draw more attention to the 2024 Summer Olympics by injecting cultural elements. Hsiao added that he is pleased to see more arts being added this time.

The vice president continued to express her gratitude to the participants for promoting global recognition of Taiwan’s soft power and anticipated that their upcoming performances will strengthen the Taiwanese people’s connections with the world.

The economy makes a country strong and culture makes it great, Hsiao said, adding that the country’s participation in the 2024 Cultural Olympiad will demonstrate the nation’s firm belief in freedom, equality, ethnic diversity and inclusion.

Source: https://reporteasia.com/cultura/2024/06/30/taiwan-busca-mostrar-su-creatividad-y-diversidad-en-la-olimpiada-cultural-2024-en-paris/

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