By: Sabine Cheng and Romulo Huang
Taipei, Feb. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) application to join the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) was approved Wednesday and she was nominated for a seat on the executive committee.
The association also approved the membership of Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) and Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君), among other government officials. They were among 258 new members admitted to the association, while the 276 existing members were confirmed, at an executive committee meeting chaired by GACC acting president Liu Chi-jen (劉吉人).
Within 15 days, the GACC is expected to hold its seventh congress at which it will elect a new executive committee of 35 members and 6 supplementaries, according to GACC Secretary General Yang Du (楊渡). [FULL STORY]