Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai will set off on a four-day trip to Hong Kong to promote Taiwan's performing arts groups and to deepen cultural exchanges between the two sides.
Marking her second visit to Hong Kong since assuming office in February 2012, Lung will attend several performances in the "Taiwan Culture Festival" to show her support for Taiwanese performing art groups.
The Minister will also review the operations of the Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, Taiwan's cultural office in Hong Kong and organizer of the "Taiwan Culture Festival."
The festival, which kicked off today, features 31 performances and talks by 10 performing art groups from Taiwan, including Cloud Gate 2 – the youth and outreach wing of the renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre – the Ju Percussion Group, the Paper Windmill Theatre and the Guoguang Opera Company.
Now in its eighth year, "Taiwan Culture Festival" was established to help showcase Taiwan's cuisine, music, theater, literature, films and tourist attractions, and to promote a deeper understanding of Taiwan among people in Hong Kong.
Also colloquially known as "Taiwan Month," the 2013 festival will run from Nov. 1 and 17 to celebrate the theme of "Outdoor Taiwan, Outburst of Civilian Creativity."
The 2013 Taiwn Culture Festival @ Hong Kong
'Outdoor Taiwan, Outburst of Civilian Creativity'