府 (fŭ) represents the pinnacle of national authority. In dissecting the character, the lower segment 付 (fù) implies the idea of “being entrusted by the people,” a reminder that presidential power is derived from the mandate of the people. The Presidential Office Building, therefore, embodies not power, but rather an obligation to serve. The upper segment 广 (yǎn) indicates “a factory,” and symbolizes working to fulfill the people’s needs and wishes.
府 (fŭ) is a formal way of referring to one’s home. In recent years, Taiwan’s steadfast commitment to the values of democracy and freedom has cast a spotlight on our country. Building on the local culture, the people of Taiwan have also burst onto the international stage through their professionalism in various capacities. In addition, the rapid growth of new media has given all Taiwanese citizens the right to make their voices heard as well as the freedom to exchange ideas with people from all over the world. These values and achievements have given Taiwan the confidence to proclaim "the power of the people has given rise to the world’s Taiwan” to foreign guests.
府 (fŭ) is a powerful word that has been chosen as the theme of the Presidential Office Building’s permanent exhibition. Taken together with the English name of the exhibition "Power to the People", the theme is simultaneously an internal promise and an external declaration: the people are the masters of this island, and they will continue to infuse boundless youthful vitality into this country; at the same time, Taiwan shares the concerns of the world and contributes in a way that only Taiwan can.