[Congressional Record Volume 140, Number 38 (Tuesday, April 12, 1994)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E]
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[Congressional Record: April 12, 1994]
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                            HON. TIM JOHNSON

                            of south dakota

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 12, 1994

  Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota. Mr. Speaker, last month Wang Yu-Yuan--
known to his many American friends as Larry Wang--concluded his second 
tour of duty in this country and assumed a new and influential post in 
Taipei as Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the 
Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
  Mr. Wang, who had served since February 1991 as Director of the 
Congressional Liaison Division for the ROC's Coordination Council for 
North American Affairs in Washington, is well known and highly regarded 
by many Members of Congress from both political parties as a great 
friend of the United States and a very effective representative of the 
Republic of China.
  Prior to his promotion to director of the CCNAA Congressional Liaison 
Division in Washington, Mr. Wang was deputy director of the division 
from 1990 until 1991 and senior assistant in the division from 1984 
until 1990.
  Mr. Wang was in Taipei from 1981 to 1984 as a section chief of the 
Department of North American Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign 
  During his first tour of duty in the United States, from 1976 until 
1979, Mr. Wang was Third Secretary in the Washington Embassy of the 
Republic of China. He had previously begun his service with the ROC 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a specialist in the Department of North 
American Affairs in Taipei from 1974 to 1976.
  Prior to joining the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. 
Wang was deputy chief of the international program section with the 
Broadcasting Corporation of China in 1973 and 1974, was a reporter with 
the overseas department of the BCC in 1972 and 1993, and was an editor 
at the Central Daily News in Taipei in 1971 and 1972.
  Mr. Wang, who received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from 
the highly respected Chinese Culture University in Taipei, also 
graduated from the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign 
  With his impressive background and credentials, it is understandable 
why Mr. Wang was selected by his government to be Chief of Protocol for 
the Republic of China. For his countless friends in the United States, 
however, he will be missed as a distinguished diplomat who always 
represented his nation with the highest and most honorable standards of 
professional dignity. To Larry Wang--and to his gracious wife Linda and 
their daughters, Emily and Nancy--I join my colleagues in extending our 
best personal wishes for every future success.