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Taiwan News Quick Take

STAFF WRITER,WITH CNA

■ DIPLOMACY

Representative heads to US

Tung Kuo-yu (董國猷), Taiwan's new deputy representative to the US, will arrive in Washington tomorrow to assume his post, an official at Taiwan's representative office in the US said on Monday. Tung, Taiwan's representative to Greece before being appointed to the new post, is filling the vacancy left by Stanley Kao (高碩泰), who became representative to Hungary on Feb. 1. The officials said that Tung -- who has also worked at Taiwan's offices in Houston and New York and previously headed the Geneva branch of Taiwan's representative office in Switzerland and Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of International Organizations -- is familiar with Taiwan-US affairs and the operations of international organizations.

■ RESEARCH

NSC honors researchers

The National Science Council (NSC) yesterday lauded 173 outstanding researchers, including 100 college students, for their achievements in their fields of study. Awards included "Outstanding Contract Researcher Awards," "Outstanding Research Awards," "Outstanding Technical Transfer Awards," and "Outstanding College Student Research Awards" and recognized the work the recipients had completed over the last year. Three other researchers were also recognized for their accomplishments in collaborating with the industry and solidifying research results into concrete products. The awards aimed to encourage research, improve academic excellence, foster innovative technologies and develop young talent in science, NSC minister Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said at the ceremony.

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