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China Airlines grabs another trophy in Rose Parade

2018/01/02 15:15:36

Taipei, Jan. 2 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's leading airlines, won the International Trophy at the 129th Rose Parade held in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day with a float titled "Caring for Our Sea."

It was the 21st time that CAL has won the International Trophy and the 27th award the airline has garnered since first participating in the parade in 1987.

The theme of this year's float was the diversity of marine ecology and diving activities in Taiwan, aimed at encouraging people from around the world to visit Taiwan and explore its colorful underwater world, CAL said.

The float's design concept highlighted a diver swimming in waters around Taiwan, with green sea turtles, latticed butterfly fish, clownfish, colorful coral and sea grass keeping him company.

There were also young dancers playing the role of beach cleanup volunteers, whose interaction with the audience formed part of the display. Their presence represented the airline's desire to increase awareness or marine conservation, CAL said.

This year marked the 32nd time that CAL has taken part in the parade, and it was the only airline participating.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)