Tennessee House honored Director General Larry Tseng
On March 25, Kent Williams, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, honored Larry Tseng, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta, and Albert Chang, TECO Director, by introducing them to that legislative body. Mr. Williams commended Taiwan’s people for their agricultural and technological achievements, and noted its diverse culture and democratic society. He suggested that Tennessee and Taiwan work together on clean energy solutions, and said he hoped Tennessee could one day import some of Taiwan’s many delicious varieties of pineapple.
Flanking Mr. Williams at the podium were Representatives (l-r) Harry Brooks, John Litz and Joe McCord. The four men had traveled to Taiwan on a visit arranged by Mr. Chang. Mr. McCord took the microphone briefly to encourage other House members to visit Taiwan, saying that photographs, films, and TV shows do not fully capture the country’s natural beauty. McCord thanked Chang for his help organizing the trip.
Mr. Tseng spoke of the 30-year sister-state relationship between Taiwan and Tennessee, and said he appreciates that relationship. Tseng suggested building on that mutual friendship to enhance the valuable relationship.
The legislators gave Mr. Tseng and Mr. Chang a standing ovation when Speaker Williams introduced them, and stood and applauded again for Mr. Tseng’s speech.
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