Morris Chang again named Taiwan envoy to APEC summit

Taipei-Retired entrepreneur Morris Chang (???) was named Monday as Taiwan’s representative to the leaders’ meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in mid-November, the second year in a row Chang has represented the nation in this capacity.

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) announced the decision to send the 88-year-old Chang as an envoy to the annual APEC summit at a press event held in the Presidential Office. The meeting is scheduled to take place in in Santiago, Chile from Nov. 16-17.

Chang is the founder and former chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest semiconductor foundry. The first time he attended the APEC forum on behalf of Taiwan’s president was in 2006 during the Chen Shui-bian (???) administration.

That year, he was greeted by then U.S. President George W. Bush at the summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, who said: “I know who you are.”

Chang met U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the 2018 APEC summit in Papua New Guinea for talks on free trade. It was the highest-level leaders’ talks between Taiwan and the United States at APEC.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel