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Veteran Taiwan Independence Activist Wu Li-pei Publishes English Memoirs | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former presidential adviser Wu Li-pei (吳澧培) recently released his English-language memoir in the United States to explain his vision for the country’s future as an independent nation, reported Thursday. June 16.


The book, titled “Two Countries: My Taiwanese American Immigrant Story”, went on sale in the United States in late May and more than 100 people checked into a hotel in Los Angeles, California on June 12 for a viewing of dedication by the author, CNA reported.


Wu, 88, from Changhua County, got into banking in the United States and founded the Taiwan American Citizens League (TACL) in 1985, sending young people as congressional interns. Boston’s first female mayor, Michelle Wu, was a member of the TACL, he said.


Discussing his views with CNA, Wu Li-pei said that if Taiwan kept the official name “Republic of China” (ROC), it could never become a normal country. The United States will never abandon the People’s Republic of China to pass recognition to the ROC, he said.


The government must come up with a long-term plan to allow more people to identify with the name Taiwan, as the country would only have a future under that name, said Wu, who is an uncle of the foreign minister. foreign Joseph Wu (吳釗燮).


He acknowledged that a name change could not be done quickly, although the term “ROC” should only be used on official documents, and “Taiwan” in all other possible cases.


Turning to the threat posed by China, Wu described the communist regime as a pragmatic government that will not attack Taiwan because it is not yet ready to do so. “Today is still not the day” that China will invade, as it could not afford to counter the involvement of the United States and Japan.

Teresa R. Cabrera

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