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Taiwan again taps TSMC founder as envoy to APEC summit

Morris Chang to represent Taipei in international forum as China blocks Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen, front right, named TSMC founder Morris Chang, left, to represent Taiwan at APEC for a third straight year. (Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Presidential Office)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan on Tuesday appointed the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. as its representative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit next week, as China continues to block the self-ruled island from sending its president.

Morris Chang will attend in place of President Tsai Ing-wen, marking the third year in a row and the fourth time overall that the 89-year-old has been named in the role. The summit, hosted by Malaysia, will take place Nov. 20 via videoconference.

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