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U.S. Treasury Official to Visit Taiwan

Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will visit Taiwan from July 6 through July 8, 2008.

While in Taiwan, Deputy Assistant Secretary Dohner will meet with the Minister of Finance Lee Shu-der, Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan,  Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman Chiang Ping-kun, and Chairman Gordon Chen of the Financial Supervisory Commission, among others.  The purpose of Mr. Dohner's trip is to gauge the economic and financial developments in Taiwan and the region. 

Mr. Dohner has been with the U.S. Treasury for 12 years.  Prior to taking his current position helping to oversee the U.S. government involvement with Asia on economic and financial affairs, he was the Director of the East Asia Office, responsible for Treasury's relations with China, Japan, and other economies of East and Southeast Asia.  Prior Treasury positions include Tokyo Financial Attach?and Director of the Office of Central and Eastern Europe.

Before joining Treasury, Dohner was a Senior Economist on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, a Principal Economist at the OECD, and Senior Economic Adviser to then-Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs Robert Zoellick during the administration of former President George H. W. Bush. He also taught economics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and he has worked at the GATT and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.  Mr. Dohner has a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.

No media events are planned for Mr. Dohner's trip to Taiwan