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Taiwan's second office in India to open later this year

2012/06/08 21:41:45

New Delhi, June 8 (CNA) The Republic of China's second representative office in India will begin operations in the latter half of the year, according to a report publishedFriday in an Indian newspaper.

The Hindustan Times said the ROC Foreign Ministryannounced in December that a Taipei economic and cultural officewould be set up in Chennai, a technology, commercial and banking hub and the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu.

On June 4, the ministry said that Frank Lin, deputy director-general of the ministry's Department of Economic and Trade Affairs, will head the new representative office.

It will officially begin operations after Lin assumes hisnew post, the ministry said, making it Taiwan's second representativeoffice in India after an existing one in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, the newspaper said, China expressed hope during ameeting between the foreign ministers of China and India in Beijingthe previous day that it can open a consulate in Chennai.

Beijing has already set up consulates in Mumbai and Kolkata inaddition to its embassy in New Delhi.

(By Ho Horn-ju and Lilian Wu)