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ROC Envoy Hosts Reception for 93 Double-Ten
By Min Byung-Il
Senior Writer
Amb. Li Tsai-fang (left) shakes hands with Park Ki-Byong, president of Gangwon Television Broadcasting(GTB) and former president of the Journalilsts Association of Korea (JAK) during the reception.

To commemorate "Double-Ten" or the 93rd National Day of the Republic of China, Representative of the Taipei Mission in Korea Dr. Li Tsai-fang hosted a reception was at Hotel Shilla in downtown Seoul on Oct. 8, 2004.

"Double-Ten" refers to the 10th day of the 10th month, and commemorates. It is by far the most important national holiday in Taiwan.

Over 450 guests, including former National Assembly Speaker Park Kwan-Yong, Rep. Park Hi-Tae of the Grand National Party, members of foreign diplomatic corps in Korea including Amb. Jose M. Nunez of Dominican Republic, Park Ki-Byong, former president of Journalists Association of Korea and president of GTB Television attended the reception marking the overthrow of the Manchu Qing dynasty, China's last, by revolutionaries on Oct. 10, 1911.

Present at the reception also included former Minister of National Defense Kim Dong-Shin, Cho Woong-Kyu, former member of the National Assembly, Charlie Cho, honorary vice president of the Korean Air and Lee Jeong-Woo, chairman of the Seoul Times and former president-publisher of the Korea Herald.

Honduras Amb. Rene Francisco Umana Chinchilla and Paraguay Amb. Federico Alberto Gonzalez Franco pose with other top diplomats. Photo by Kim Sun-Young

Members of the Korea Chapter of DPU including Hwang Jae-Ho, Ph.D. Assistant Research Fellow, Center for Security and Strategy, Korea Institute for Defense Analysis and Sohn Yong-Woo, Former Policy Advisor to representative Choo, Mi Ae in the National Assembly also attended the function.

Related Photos of 93rd Taipei's Double-Ten

93rd Taipei's Double-Ten Celebration at Shilla Hotel

Amb. Li Tsai-fang of Taipei Mission at Hotel Shilla's Guest House

Wives of diplomatic staff of Taipei Mission in Seoul

Water fountain at Hotel Shilla's Guest House

Buffet in a Guest House hall at Hotel Shilla

An Ice sculpture at Hotel Shilla's Guest House

The above photos were taken by Kim Sun-Young.

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Mr. Min Byung-Il serves as editorial director and senior writer for The Seoul Times. He was former managing editor and executive director of the Korea Herald. Min is also serving as correspondent for Emirates News Agency (WAM) of the United Arab Emirates and web editor for ArabAfrica.Net.






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