SEF reaches out to relatives of China’s first lady after uncle’s death

The Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said Wednesday it is willing to help with the arrangements for relatives of the late Lee Hsin-kai (李新凱), the uncle of China’s first lady, to attend the funeral in Taiwan.

Lee, a retired schoolteacher, had been living in Taiwan for nearly 70 years before he died of pneumonia at the age of 88 on Nov. 11 in Chiayi.

He was the uncle of China’s first lady Peng Liyuan and had moved to Taiwan around 1949 when Chiang Kai-sek and his troops withdrew to the island from China.

SEF Deputy Secretary General Lee Li-jen (李麗珍) said that based on the principles of security and convenience, the SEF is willing to offer assistance to Lee Hsin-kai’s relatives in mainland China who may wish to attend the funeral service in Taiwan.

However, she said, the SEF had not yet received any requests for such assistance.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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