Instead of tanks and soldiers during the martial law era of the Republic of China rule, the parade this year highlighted key priorities for Taiwan today.
Similar to Hu Shih and his fellow activists, our generation straddles the middle, standing between our free-thinking (future) children, and our tradition-minded parents. We bear two burdens.
A call between Donald Trump and Tsai Ing-wen generated much hullaballoo. The histrionic reporting in its aftermath by the American media certainly seems to have done so.