Marietta Liau, the director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta since March 1996, announced that she has been assigned to serve as secretary general of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs in Taiwan Republic of China.

Mrs. Liau will be leaving Atlanta in early April and is to be replaced by Andrew J.C. Kao, currently the director of the services division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ottawa.

The responsibilities of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office resemble those of a consulate general. The office, however, does not have the same diplomatic status because the U.S. does not formally recognize Taiwan.

The Atlanta office has responsibilities for Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

During a telephone interview with GlobalFax last week, Mrs. Liau said that she enjoyed participating in many of the community activities throughout the region.

She cited her involvement with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, Chinese American Academic and Professional Association, the Mount Jade Science and Technical Association Southeastern U.S., the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta and the Chinese cultural center in Chamblee.

She also mentioned her participation in events of several veterans groups including those who fought during World War II in Burma, China and India, and the activities of the 1996 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Atlanta.

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