Madame Chiang Kai-shek (
Chen Chien-jen (程建人), Tai-wan's representative to the US, sent presents to Madame Chiang, the widow of the late Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), on behalf of President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮).
Chen said that Madame Chiang warmly greeted every one of the more than 40 relatives and guests who came to her party.
Premier Yu Shyi-kun, Foreign Affairs Minister Eugene Chien (簡又新), Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Kao Ying-mao (高英茂) and Taiwan's top cultural affairs liaison officer in New York, Andrew Hsia (夏立言), also presented Madame Chiang with orchids.
Chin Hsiao-yi (
Cecilia Y. Koo (
Cecilia said that Madame Chiang, who is the founder of the league, is very concerned about domestic affairs, and added that she regularly reports to her about the latest developments in Taiwan.
Helen Lin (
Noted Chinese artist Ou Hau-nien (
Madame Chiang, who has spent most of the 27 years -- since her husband's death -- in New York, was once considered the most powerful woman in China.
Her life is inextricably interwoven with the history of modern China and Taiwan and she became most widely known in the West as a spokesperson for the Chinese cause against the invading Japanese Imperial Army in the 1930s.