By: Lu Hsin-hui and Elaine Hou
Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Taiwan’s Navy Commander Adm. Lee Hsi-ming (李喜明) was
invited to attend a combined change of command ceremony for U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Pacific Command held in Hawaii earlier this week.
Although Taiwan and the United States do not have official relations, military exchanges between the two countries have been increasing in recent years.
Lee was invited to the ceremony held at Pearl Harbor May 27, according to a photo posted on U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s Facebook page. Greenert was among the senior American military officers present at the ceremony.
In a photo album titled “PACFLT/PACOM Change of Command,” there is a photo of Greenert talking with Lee after the ceremony was held. In the photo, Lee wore a black suit and a white shirt, along with a pin in the shape of the Republic of China national flag. [FULL STORY]