HTC Announces Centenary "HTC Dream Capsule" Project to Celebrate The 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China
To inspire the passion and dreams of Taiwan's youth
Taipei, Taiwan – January 3, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today announced the launch of the HTC “Dream Capsule” Project in partnership with the Council for Cultural Affairs, the Republic of China Centenary Foundation and advertising guru Jerry Fan as part of a unique and creative approach to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
To mark this historic occasion, HTC will invite Taiwanese youth of all ages to express their hopes, dreams and visions of the future in writing. These dreams in writing or drawing will then be placed in specially designed “dream capsules” and opened in the future.
In order to highlight the significance and uniqueness of this project, HTC has created a unique vision for the “dream capsules”, which will become the building blocks of a “dream tunnel” measuring 400 meters in length and 5 meters high that will stand to represent the dreams and hopes of the Taiwanese people. The “dream tunnel” will be the heart of a “Forest of Love” comprising 100,000 trees that will form a 25 hectare world-class public park that will be a major contributor to Taipei's environment and air quality.
“The 100th year of our founding is the proudest moment for all of Taiwan's 24 million citizens, and HTC, which is blazing a trail as one of the leading innovative brands in the world and is also one of the proudest examples of Taiwan's business leadership,” said Vincent Siew, Vice President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Centenary Celebrations of the Republic of China. “We are pleased to partner with HTC to launch the HTC Centenary Dream Capsule Project that will inspire an even brighter future for the next generation and make people around the world sit up and take notice of Taiwan.”
“We are pleased that HTC is working with us to create this significant social project for the welfare of the Taiwanese people, on the momentous occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of this country,” said Dr. Emile Sheng, Minister, Council for Cultural Affairs, Republic of China. “The HTC Centenary Dream Capsule project will inspire Taiwanese youth to reach for their dreams with greater passion and drive and I would like to extend my appreciation to Peter Chou, CEO of HTC and his company for this meaningful dedication in Taiwan.”
“Passion and dreams are the most important essentials that our youth can possess and everyone should dare to dream, believe in themselves and be the best that they can be, “said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation. “HTC exemplifies Taiwan's indomitable spirit and world-leading innovation capabilities, and our global achievements are the result of our Taiwanese roots. We are confident that the HTC Centenary Dream Capsule project will inspire Taiwanese youth to pursue their dreams with greater fervor and innovation. As Taiwan celebrates the 100th year of it's founding, we should continue to look towards the future, and build a solid foundation for the next phase of Taiwan's continued evolution.”
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.