Chinese first lady’s brother to attend uncle’s funeral in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/22
By: Huang Kuo-fang and Bear Lee

Chiayi, Nov. 22 (CNA) A brother of Peng Liyuan (彭麗媛), China’s first lady, arrived in Taiwan on

China's first lady Peng Liyuan (CNA file photo)

China’s first lady Peng Liyuan (CNA file photo)

Tuesday to attend the funeral of their uncle in southern Taiwan the following day.

Peng Lei (彭磊), was greeted by staff from the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), Taiwan’s semi-official agency in charge of cross-strait exchanges in the absence of formal ties between Taiwan and China. He was scheduled to stay at a hotel in Chiayi.

Lee Hsin-kai (李新凱), his mother’s brother, died in Chiayi, southern Taiwan, on Nov. 11 at the age of 86.

Lee fled to Taiwan as a student and joined the army at the rank of sergeant after the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, later becoming an elementary school teacher in Chiayi.

He visited China on several occasions, where he was reportedly afforded high-level treatment by Chinese officials.    [FULL  STORY]

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