CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF DALE WEN-CHIEH JIEH
(Extensions of Remarks - April 24, 2008)

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          CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF DALE WEN-CHIEH JIEH

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                           HON. LINCOLN DAVIS

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 24, 2008

  Mr. LINCOLN DAVIS of Tennessee. Madam Speaker, this month, our 
nation's Capitol will lose a good friend in Dale Wen-chieh Jieh, 
Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office 
(TECRO). Dale will be leaving Washington for his new post as Director-
General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City, Kansas. 
Dale has served as Director of the Political Division since July 15, 
2005, as well as Director of the Congressional Liaison Division since 
July 1, 2006. During the last three years in Washington, D.C., Dale has 
made many friends in the administration and on Capitol Hill. He is well 
known for his scholarly demeanor, warm personality and quick grasp of 
the issues. He is truly a diplomat's diplomat.
  Born in Taiwan, Dale was destined for academic excellence. He 
attended the National Cheng-chi University in Taiwan and the Graduate 
Institute of International Relations in Geneva, earning his Master of 
Arts in International Relations at the Free University of Brussels, 
Belgium. In addition to Mandarin Chinese, Dale is fluent in English and 
French.
  Dale joined Taiwan's government service in the 1980's. He was a 
Specialist for the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (1986-
1987); Assistant to the Vice Foreign Minister (1987-1989); Third 
Secretary, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago; Second 
Secretary, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand (June 1993-
August 1995); Second Secretary on home assignment, Department of 
African affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Section Chief, Department 
of International Organizations, MOFA (June 1997-November 1998); 
Director, European Union Affairs, Taipei Representative Office in 
Belgium (November 1998-July 2002); Principal Assistant to the Minister 
of Foreign Affairs (July 2002-April 2003); Deputy Director General, 
Department of International Organizations, MOFA (2003); Director, 
Political Division, TECRO (2005) and currently serves as Director of 
the Congressional Liaison Division, TECRO, a post Dale has lead with 
honor and distinction since 2006.
  Though he will be missed in the halls of Congress, I trust Dale will 
continue to be an effective representative of the Taiwan government in 
his new post in Kansas City. I am confident Dale will continue to 
strengthen the relations between Taiwan and the United States in his 
new post, a task as important as ever as America continues to trade and 
do business with our friends and neighbors around the world. We will 
forever call upon the dedicated service of people like Dale to foster 
better, stronger and more valuable relationships between the United 
States and its allies.
  So today, Madam Speaker, I rise to commend and congratulate my friend 
Dale Wen-chieh Jieh for his service to his country and also to the 
United States of America. I will always treasure my friendship with 
Dale and wish him, his charming wife and two beautiful daughters the 
best of luck as they journey west to their new home in Kansas City.

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