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Deputy Profile -- Wei Lihui

Wei Lihui, 58

Question: Where are you from?

Answer: I was born in Zhanghua, Taiwan Province.

Question: What is your profession?

Answer: I am deputy director of the Medical Department of Peking University and director of Gynecologic Department in Beijing-based People’s Hospital. As a gynecologist, my specialty is ovarian and uterine cancer.

Question: What is the issue of most concern to people in your area of China?

Answer: Reunification has always been the focus of people across the Straits. Though Democratic Progress Party takes a one-end way of independence, most people in Taiwan Island stand on the side of reunification.

Question: What proposals have you made, or what did you hope to accomplish at this session?

Answer: I have suggested amending laws on protection of Taiwanese investment and setting regulations on Taiwan students’ study in the mainland. This year I brought a proposal on formulating a regulation for payments to Taiwan students who graduate in mainland and work here.

Question: What have you seen achieved over the last five years?

Answer: The central government has always given attention to proposals related to Taiwan’s interest, and I think now that people on the other side of the Straits want more than ever to know more about the mainland.

Question: When Congress is not in session, how do you exercise your responsibilities as deputy?

Answer: I focus on medical system reform and medical insurance reform process, investigating problems and urging the government to solve them.

Question: What is your hope for the future?

Answer: I hope I have earned the trust of the 35,000 Taiwanese living in the mainland and be re-elected as a NPC deputy for next session.

(By Liu Wenlong, china.org.cn staff, March 14, 2002)

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