Hoklo language creative park opens in Changhua

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Hoklo language creative park opens in Changhua

Taipei, May 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) opened a new creative park dedicated to the Hoklo language in Changhua City on Saturday, the first of its kind in Taiwan.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Changhua County Magistrate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷), Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊), Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) and Education Minister Wu Maw-kuen (吳茂昆).

The county is rich in Taiwanese culture and has been the source of many popular Taiwanese songs, Tsai said, adding that she hopes the new facility will help spread and promote Hoklo language and culture for generations to come.

The president also praised Wei for helping turn the creative park into a reality, an idea first conceived by former county magistrate Chou Ching-yu (周清玉), who long wanted a public center dedicated to Hoklo culture.

The park features a slew of literary works in Hoklo, as well as art, music and souvenirs.

(By Hsiao Po-yang and Ko Lin)

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