I was glad to accept an invitation from the Taiwanese Association to attend their Culture Troupe Performance Night held at the Octagon theatre. Perth was the second port of call in the Australian tour for the troupe, which consisted of 30 secondary students from Keelung, Taiwan. About 700 members of the Taiwanese community turned up to watch the display of traditional folk dancing. The performances were very colourful and most impressive.
I am a very strong supporter of the over 2,000 Taiwanese people in Perth. I believe it is very important to continue to foster more trade and cultural ties with Taiwan.