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PROFILE: Audrey Tang: 100% made in Taiwan

By Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

The government’s decision to invite Audrey Tang to join the government is a game-changing decision in light of the rapid changes in the IT industry, Kuan said.

However, he added that he hoped the government is not asking his daughter to take the position for the wrong reasons.

Her appointment is a landmark in gender equality, as she underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2005.

Audrey Tang has said she always identified as female and when she was 25, she changed her name from Autrijus Tang (唐宗漢) to Audrey Tang.

Tang Kuang-hua said he and his wife were initially surprised when they heard of Audrey’s decision to undergo surgery, but have backed her unconditionally.

In light of the increasing debate over gender issues in Taiwan, citing her own experiences, Audrey Tang has suggested that parents be more open to the gender identification of their children, adding that they should listen more, as it would help parents and children to understand each other better.

Additional reporting by Lee Hsin-fang

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