Ex-premier leads Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/16
By: Tai Ya-chen and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) left Taiwan Monday at the head of a

Yu Shyi-kun (front, center)

Taiwanese delegation to attend the inauguration ceremony of United States President-elect Donal Trump scheduled for Friday in Washington, D.C.

Yu is a senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member who served as premier and secretary-general of the Presidential Office under the DPP administration of former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who served two terms from 2000 to 2008.

Delegation members include Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), Chiayi County Magistrate Chang Kua-kwan (張花冠) and Tung Chen-yuan (童振源), an advisor to the National Security Council. Yu’s wife, Yang Bao-yu (楊寶玉), is also on the delegation.

Other members of the Taiwanese delegation include lawmakers Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party; Ko Chih-en (柯志恩), Lu Yu-ling (呂玉玲) and Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) of main opposition Kuomintang; Freddy Lim (林昶佐) of the New Power Party and Chen Yi-chieh (陳怡潔) of the People First Party.    [FULL  STORY]

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