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Taipei 101 fireworks for New Year celebration to go ahead as usual

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    Taipei 101 fireworks for New Year celebration to go ahead as usual
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Most board members of his company have agreed that the New Year fireworks display should be held as usual, as a way of celebrating the success Taiwan has achieved in combating COVID-19

Taipei 101 Chairman Chang Hsueh-shun (張學舜) reaffirmed Friday that the annual fireworks show on the capital's iconic skyscraper to herald the beginning of 2021 will be held as scheduled.

The scale of the display will be almost same as in past years, Chang said at a press conference on the event, which has generated concern because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Taipei City government has planned to suspend its New Year's Eve countdown festival this year if Taiwan records more than 15 confirmed indigenous cases of COVID-19 infection in one week.

However, Chang pointed out that the annual Taipei 101 fireworks show and the countdown gala organized by the city government in the Xinyi District, site of the skyscraper, are two different events.

Most board members of his company have agreed that the New Year fireworks display should be held as usual, as a way of celebrating the success Taiwan has achieved in combating COVID-19, Chang said.

The fireworks show last year, which lasted for five minutes, featured approximately 16,000 fireworks, as well as animations on Taipei 101's giant T-Pad wall, which is made up of 140,000 LED bulbs and covers one side of the building's exterior from the 35th to the 90th floors.