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Koo blasts US for `arrogance'

NAME-CHANGE PLAN The presidential adviser made the comments after American officials criticized a plan to change the names of overseas offices and state-run firms

By Huang Tai-lin  /  STAFF REPORTER

Aside from Lee and the several senior presidential advisors, Cao was also joined by other guests such as National Policy Advisor Alice King (金美齡), World United Formosans for Independence Chairman Ng Chiau-tong (黃昭堂) and renowned political commentator Chin Heng-wei (金恆煒).

While Cao has written hundreds of articles for leading journals in the US, Taiwan and Hong Kong pushing the cause of independence for Tibet, Taiwan and Xinjiang, and endorsing democratic reforms in China, this was the first time he has released his books in Taiwan.

In the book titled The Value of Independence, Cao conveys his views on Taiwan independence and outlines his long-held stance on Tibet and Xinjiang's right to self-determination.

American Values details his observations of the US values gathered during his 18-year stay in the country.

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