Taipei 101 ‘rainbow lights’ earn praise for inclusiveness

A Reddit user posted a photo collage of the rainbow colored lights of Taipei 101 in the course of a week. (Photo courtesy of @u/MagicT8/ Reddit)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, Taiwan has been frequently praised by the members and friends of the foreign community for its progressiveness.

Aside from policies, Taiwan also pays attention to inclusiveness in details, incorporating the entirety of its diverse culture into everyday lives.

This can be seen in a collage of 7 night-time photos of Taipei 101 recently posted on Reddit. Taken from the same angle, the social media user pointed out that in the span of a week, Taipei 101 emitted 7 different lights, completing the colors of a rainbow.

He happily commented below the photo: “The rainbow colors of last week’s Taipei 101. Happy to live in a Diverse Democracy!”

The post immediately garnered the attention of many with one social media user commenting, “Taiwan is one of the most progressive countries in Asia.

Aside from its “socialized medicine”, democratic ideas and economic developments, Taiwan’s precarious international standing also makes it a force to be reckoned with. 

Many also expressed worry over whether Taipei 101 would be host to New Year’s celebration this year in consideration of the pandemic, to which the foreigner responded that as of now, the celebrations will unfold as scheduled.

However, he pointed out that with the recent surge of imported COVID-19 cases, there’s still a possibility of cancellation. 

Some were also curious as to whether or not the colors change, to which the social media user responded that it’s the same every week apart from special holidays.