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
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]