Thu, Oct 20, 2005 - Page 1 News List

We are the Republic of Taiwan: Lee

FACE REALITY Former president Lee Teng-hui said it was time to change the nation's title, while his visit to Washington was marked by US concern for Taiwan's democracy

By Charles Snyder  /  STAFF REPORTER IN WASHINGTON , WITH STAFF WRITER

Later, Lee was the guest of honor at a gala dinner hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Relations Office at its Washington mansion, Twin Oaks.

A high point in his visit was to come last night, when the US Congress held a reception in his honor.

Several dozen senators and representatives were expected to attend the reception in the Capitol, which was arranged mainly by the Senate's Taiwan Congressional Caucus, which has been largely moribund since its formation.

Today, Lee is scheduled to make a presentation and hold a news conference at the National Press Club before heading to Los Angeles for the last stop in his five-city US tour.

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