The annual Double Tenth dinner banquet to celebrate the founding of the Republic of China has been cancelled and a seminar to discuss Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui's 'two-states' doctrine postponed. Chung Hwa Travel Service, the island's de facto consulate in Hong Kong, made the decision after Taiwan said the usual celebrations with a military parade and fireworks would be cancelled because of last month's earthquake. Instead, there will be a brief morning ceremony on Sunday at the Hung Lau building in Tuen Mun - where Dr Sun Yat-sen stayed when he was plotting the 1911 revolution - followed by a reception at the Regent Hotel. About 1,000 representatives from pro-Taiwan business and welfare groups are expected to attend the reception. 'Any high-profile celebration would not be appropriate in light of the earthquake tragedy,' a Chung Hwa spokesman said. A seminar on the 'two states' doctrine organised by the pro-Taiwan Hong Kong and Kowloon Trade Unions Council has been postponed for between two and three weeks. Major political parties including the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance and the Democratic Party have said they will not take part. President Lee's statement about special state-to-state relations raised tensions across the Taiwan Strait.