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Taiwanese officials to speak, March 1

Two Taiwanese officials will discuss U.S. foreign policy toward Taiwan at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The speakers will be Wen-yen Chen, the overseas adviser to Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, and Chien-jen Chen, the representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.

Wen-yen Chen is the former president of the Formosan Association of Public Affairs, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. He is expected to touch upon the Feb. 28, 1947, incident in which an estimated 30,000 Taiwanese people were killed by Chinese Nationalists, as well as on U.S. foreign policy toward Taiwan in light of President Bush's recent trip to China.

Chien-jen Chen, who holds a position equivalent to ambassador of the Republic of China to the United States, previously served as the minister of foreign affairs in Taiwan. He will speak about U.S.-Taiwan-China relations.

A reception and discussion will follow the presentation. For more information contact Kathleen Liu .

This event is sponsored by the Taiwanese American Student Association, East Asian Studies , USG Project Board , and Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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