After the ceremony, Tsai posted a message on Facebook wishing Taiwanese a happy New Year. It was the second time that Tsai attended the ceremony in her capacity as president since taking office in May 2016. The words “the fundamentals of my party” are seen as pertaining to the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT). After singing the national anthem, Tsai took to the stage to greet the crowd and welcome the first day of the year. A concert followed the ceremony, with performances by bands from Taipei Jianguo High School, Taipei First Girls’ High School and Zhongshan Girls’ Senior High School.
Source: Taipei Times January 01, 2018 15:56 UTC