Hung Wan-ting (洪琬婷), a second lieutenant with Taiwan's Chinese Military Academy, will become the first Taiwanese -- and Asian -- woman to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point on Saturday after four years of training, said a Central News Agency (CNA) report yesterday.
A series of celebrating events have taken place on Thursday and Friday in the lead up to yesterday's graduation.
Of the approximately 1,000 graduates, 40 of those included foreign students coming from 27 countries and Hung was one of them.
Flying to the US especially to attend the occasion, Hung's father, Hung Fu-ming (
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The fact that Taiwan can send students to the US' highest military academy shows that military exchanges between Taiwan and the US are very close, Hsieh was quoted as saying in the report.
Hsia said he was certain that Hung would be able to apply her four year's of West Point training successfully to the nation's army upon her return to Taiwan.
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