2020年10月10日 星期六

【中/ENG】國民黨舉行慶祝中華民國109年國慶日升旗典禮 KMT Hosts Flag-Raising Ceremony for ROC’s 109th National Day

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國民黨舉行慶祝中華民國109年國慶日升旗典禮

中國國民黨今(10)日上午於中央黨部前廣場舉行「慶祝中華民國109年國慶日升旗典禮」,黨主席江啟臣在致詞時強調,國民黨自年初以來歷經選舉失利的連續衝擊,更遭遇民進黨掌握國家資源的強勢進逼,可說面臨了近年來的大逆風。但國民黨史上從來不缺挫折,一定會在挫折中成長,在失敗中學習,堅定目標、落實改革,才能喚起民心,贏回信任。

江主席上午與前主席馬英九、吳敦義、秘書長李乾龍及多位中常委、黨務主管、黨籍民代共同出席中央黨部國慶升旗典禮,大家身穿寫著「ROC FOREVER」的國旗T-shirt,向冉冉升起的國旗致敬,現場共有數百位民眾參與。

江主席致詞時表示,大家在此不只是替中華民國慶生,向國旗致敬,更是一起緬懷國民黨先烈奠定國家基業時的犧牲與盼望。他強調,中華民國不只是一個國號、一個政權,更是一組價值理念——國民黨開國先賢在帝國主義、殖民主義肆虐的年代,樹立起民族平等尊嚴的願景;在封建帝制的年代,提出自由民主的倡議;在民不聊生的年代,勾畫了經濟民生的建設藍圖。當我們說中國國民黨要捍衛中華民國時,我們要捍衛的正是這些價值!

江主席指出,今年對於中華民國來說是艱難的一年。從延燒至今的貿易戰、今年爆發的新冠疫情、新冷戰憂心的浮現,到台海軍事衝突風險的升高;一連串變局,不管是對人際關係或國際關係,都帶來巨大挑戰;對國民黨而言也是如此。年初以來,歷經選舉失利的連續衝擊,更遭遇民進黨掌握國家資源的強勢進逼,可說面臨了國民黨近年來的大逆風。

江主席強調,國民黨史上從來不缺挫折,每次總能重新站穩腳步,展現堅忍的韌性——「革命時我們失敗十次,才迎來最後的勝利;建國後面對軍閥割據我們北伐,面對日軍入侵我們抗戰;國共內戰後轉進台灣,我們在此建立起自由中國的典範;1970年代遭遇外交困局,我們透過深化經濟與民主建設,讓世界刮目相看。」

時至今日,國民黨對中華民國的理念價值,仍堅信不移;對於國民黨作為華人世界的自由標竿,仍深自期許。也就是這樣的信念,讓我們在挫折中成長,在失敗中學習。我們要堅定目標,落實改革,才能喚起民心,贏回信任。

江主席提醒執政黨,就因為先賢先烈的努力,讓我們得以不分朝野,在十月十日共同慶祝國慶。雙十國慶的意義,不但是中華民國奠基109年的證明,更是民進黨過去以來不願意認同的主流民意。他衷心期盼執政黨在慶祝國慶時,更要思考自身對於中華民國的認同,而不是只停留在片面與切割之中。

最後,江主席感謝在場的各位,還有所有仍在為中華民國奮鬥的朋友,在國民黨的艱困時刻,仍與我們同行,沒有因為可能遭遇的挑戰質疑而袖手旁觀。因為有你們的同行,讓我們改革路途雖然艱辛,仍有溫暖支持。展望未來,我們更要以中華民國為團結的核心,一起努力!共同打拚!中華民國萬歲!R.O.C FOREVER!

KMT Hosts Flag-Raising Ceremony for ROC’s 109th National Day

KMT Culture and Communications Committee

October 10, 2020

 

Today (10/10), the Kuomintang (KMT) hosted a flag-raising ceremony at KMT headquarters for the Republic of China’s (ROC) 109th National Day. In his speech, Chairman Johnny Chiang Chi-chen acknowledged that the KMT has faced many challenges this year, ranging from the general and local elections loss to the aggressive control of national resources by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The KMT has never and will never back down in the face of hardship. In times of hardship and setbacks, there will always be learning and growth. By holding firmly onto our goals and implementing reforms, we will once again win the trust of the ROC citizens.


Chairman Chiang was accompanied by former KMT Chairmen, Ma Ying-jeou and Wu Den-yih, Secretary General Lee Chien-lung, as well as members of the Central Standing Committee and Senior Directors of party affairs. Many wore t-shirts emblazoned with the ROC flag and the words “ROC FOREVER”. Hundreds of patriotic citizens joined the event to pay their respect to our nation and flag.


Chairman Chiang indicated that the ceremony was held not just to celebrate the National Day of the ROC but also to honor the martyrs who helped lay the foundations of our nation. Chiang emphasized that the ROC is not just a title, regime, or state, but also a set of values which the founding fathers of our country longed for when standing up against feudalism, colonialism, and tyranny: liberty, equality of nations, and welfare and livelihood. When the KMT says we ought to defend the ROC, we are talking about defending these values!


Chairman Chiang noted that this was a particularly challenging year for the ROC. The country has faced tensions from an ongoing trade war, prepared extensively for the pandemic, confronted the prospects of a new cold war, and experienced increasing risk of conflict in the Taiwan Strait. These challenges have brought changes and complicated interpersonal and international relationships for everyone, including the KMT.


Chairman Chiang emphasized that the KMT has faced many trials and tribulations but has always been able to weather the toughest circumstances through resilience and perseverance. “During the revolution, we failed ten times before we succeeded. After the formation of the ROC, we launched the Northern Expedition against the regional warlords and prevailed. When the Japanese invaded, we rallied against them and eventually triumphed. When we came from mainland to Taiwan after the civil war, we established the model for a free China. During the 1970s, when we experienced predicaments in our diplomatic affairs, we built a democracy, transitioned into an economic powerhouse, and became a country worthy of being admired on the world stage.”


Up to today, the KMT remains steadfast and committed to the ROC ideals and values. The KMT will always aim to uphold the highest standards as a beacon of freedom for Chinese communities all over the globe. With these ideals in mind, we will grow in hardship and learn in failure.

 

Chairman Chiang reminded the DPP that it is because of the hard work of the ROC founders and martyrs that we are able to celebrate National Day, regardless of party affiliation. Not only is Double Tenth Day a time to celebrate the 109th National Day of the ROC, it is also a mainstream concept that the DPP has been reluctant to recognize. Chairman Chiang sincerely hopes that when the ruling party celebrates National Day, it can fully consider its relationship with the ROC rather than remaining in its current one-sided state.

 

Lastly, Chairman Chiang expressed his gratitude towards everyone who attended the event and all those in support of the ROC. Even as the KMT faces challenges, there are loyal supporters who accompany the KMT every step of the way, through highs and lows, in office and in reform. Looking ahead, we must emphasize the ROC as our core value. In unity there is strength. Long live the ROC! ROC Forever!

















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