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    The second Taiwan official in six months has defected to the People's Republic of China.?

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    The second Taiwan official in six months has defected to the People's Republic of China. Chang Shuang-chao, described as a confidential secretary in the Taiwan Department of Finance by Peking sources, flow into Peking twelve days ago (5 September). He had been on study-leave in the United States.

    The former Taiwan official was greeted by Chinese government officials and members of his family, who are resident in China. He was quoted as saying that there is rising dissatisfaction in Taiwan with the Nationalists government.

    In March of this year, a Taiwan diplomat serving in Senegal defected to the People's Republic of China and was given an enthusiastic reception in Peking.

    SYNOPSIS: In Peking recently, the second Taiwan official in six months arrived, after defecting to the People's Republic of China. Identified as Chang Shuang-chao Chinese officials described him as being confidential secretary in Taiwan's Department of Finance.

    Mr. Chang was met at the airport by Kao Fu-yu, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Government Offices Administration of the State Council. Other officials, as well as members of Mr. Chang's family residing in China, gave him a warm welcome. Mr Chang was then conducted to a conference room in an airport building, where he and Mr. Kao each made a brief statement.

    After completing a study course in the United States, Mr. Chang refused to go back to Taiwan. Although he did not reveal the route by which he entered China it was revealed that he passed three Shanghai, which is served by two international airlines. Mr. Chang said he was inspired by the excellent situation in China and dissatisfied with the rule of Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan. He said he was excited about returning to China and was proud of the socialist fatherland which, he said, is now prospering under Chairman Mao's guidance. Mr. Chang condemned what he called United States' imperialism. He said the U.S. was forcibly occupying Taiwan and trying to create "two Chinas". Addressing Mr. Kao, Chang Shuang-chao expressed his thanks for the warm reception given by the People'S Republic of China. In March of this year a Taiwan diplomat serving in Seneqal defected to China.

    Like Mr. Chang, he was also given an enthusiastic reception in Peking.

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