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Culture minister in Washington to promote Taiwan's soft power

Culture minister in Washington to promote Taiwan's soft power

Washington, Aug. 25 (CNA) Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai arrived in Washington, D.C. Saturday from New York where she will deliver two speeches to promote Taiwan's soft power. On Sunday, Lung will discuss cultural diplomacy and cross-Taiwan Strait cultural issues in two interviews organized by the Voice of America and the international news agency Reuters. She will deliver her first speech called "Soft Power in a Hard Time -- A Cultural Perspective on Cross-Strait Relations" at George Washington University on Monday, an appearance that has already been flooded with reservation requests, organizers said. She will then speak on Taiwan's soft power and Taiwan-China relations at the National Press Club Wednesday, an event expected to be covered widely by international news outlets, according to the itinerary released by Taiwan's Ministry of Culture. Apart from visiting the Smithsonian Institution, TV station WETA, and the Kennedy Center, Lung will also have a closed door meeting with academics from Brookings Institution. The trip to Washington is part of Lung's two-week visit to the U.S., which began with a five-day stop in New York. It was also Lung's first visit to the country since assuming office as culture minister in February. Outside of public service, Lung is a renowned essayist and cultural critic. She is also the author of Big River, Big Sea -- Untold Stories of 1949, which chronicles the turmoil at the end of the Chinese Civil War. (By Lin Shu-yuan and Maia Haung)


Updated : 2021-06-23 14:02 GMT+08:00