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Double Ten Day Celebrations Cancelled

In light of the disasters caused by Typhoon Morakot, the central government announced that it will be calling off all Double Ten Day celebrations this year. In addition, the funding for related events will be redirected to disaster relief efforts.
Likewise, Taipei City Government will cancel its annual Double Ten Day flag-raising ceremony and national day run.
However, to observe both the National Day and Retrocession Day, Taipei City Government indicated that flags will be placed at green spaces, traffic islands, and pedestrian bridges along major roads and streets in the city.
The city government revised the regulations governing the setting up of national flags on August 26, 2009. The new regulations require that the flags placed along traffic islands or green space adjacent to roads with at least two meters in width should leave at least 10 meters of space within each other. Flags will not be placed on bridges in the city, due to concern over pedestrian safety.