Taiwanese recognized by City of Syracuse
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The City of Syracuse recognized its Taiwanese community with a flag raising ceremony outside City Hall Friday.
People gathered waving their own flags as the Taiwanese flag was slowly raised into the city's skyline. Syracuse officials declared Friday as Republic of China Taiwan Community Recognition Day.
Mayor Stephanie Miner says Taiwanese Americans are a strong asset to the city and they deserve to be recognized.
"On October 10th of this year, it will be the 101st anniversary of the creation of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, the First Republic in Asia. And so we are very pleased to be able to recognize that important day here in Syracuse where the Taiwanese American community plays a pivotal and important role in our community," said Mayor Miner.
Representatives for the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce also spoke at the ceremony, calling on the United States to help Taiwan become a democracy.