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France honors Taiwanese for scientific contributions

TAIPEI--Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), former president of Academia Sinica and a chemistry Nobel laureate, was honored by the French government yesterday for his contribution to scientific exchanges between Taiwan and France.

Lee was presented with the Grand Officer in the National Order of Merit, which was founded by French President Charles de Gaulle in 1963.

In presenting the medal, the French Office in Taipei praised Lee for helping to strengthen scientific ties between the two sides.

Lee has walked the talk that “science has no boundaries,” said Olivier Richard, director of the office.

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