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In Brief

In Brief

Officials to head offices in the U.S.
Tung Kuo-yu (董國猷), former Taiwan's representative in Greece is tapped to be the new deputy chief of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington D.C., according to a senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
Two other new members to America are former Executive Director of Committee on Japanese Affairs, Hwang Ju-hou, who will be the new representative in Los Angeles while Thomas Chen, former Deputy representative in Canada will head offices in San Francisco, the official said.
Tzu Chi in China
Taiwan's Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation will set up a Tzu Chi Charity Foundation in China, Chinese authorities confirmed yesterday.
Fan Liqing, spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of China's State Council, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs had formally approved the application by Tzu Chi to establish the charity foundation in China.
The new organization is the first foundation chaired by a legal representative who is a non-resident of the mainland, Fan said, adding that the foundation will fall under the jurisdiction of the State Bureau of Religious Affairs.
The establishment of the foundation is expected to play an active role in promoting cross-Taiwan Strait exchanges in charitable affairs, she said.