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Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has announced that 20 groups of guests to the island will be given the chance to stay the night at the Presidential Office Building this year as the building marks its 100th anniversary.
The building was designed and built by the Japanese when they ruled over Taiwan. After the Kuomintang retreated to the island from the mainland at the end of the Chinese Civil War, it became the Office of the President and was dubbed the Chieh Shou Hall (介壽館) or the “Long Live Chiang Kai-shek Hall,” a name that was finally dropped in 2006.
The offer to foreign visitors was announced this week in a promotional video produced by Taiwan’s General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) in which Tsai declares, in English: “I invite you to visit Taiwan, and experience the warmth and hospitality of the people here. And while you are here, why don’t you be my guest and spend a night at this Presidential Office Building?”
More details will be announced in August on the GACC’s website.