Michel Ching-long Lu

 

 

 

 

 

Education

  • French Department, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Ph.D., University of Paris VII, France
 

Experience as a Career Diplomat

  • Deputy Director-General, NGO International Affairs’ Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
  • Director-General, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, MOFA
  • Spokesperson, Secretary-General, MOFA
  • Director-General, Office in Geneva, Délégaton culturelle et économique de Taipei en Suisse (Representation of Taiwan in Switzerland) (1998-2000)
  • Minister (1995-98), Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Ambassador (2000-02) to the Republic of Haiti
  • Representative of Taiwan in France (Bureau de Représentation de Taipei en France) (2007-15) 

Achievements 

  • Model Civil Servant, Executive Yuan
  • Honorary citizen of Mézin and Grabels, two cities in southern France
  • Honorary citizen of Dallas, USA
  • He was also assigned by the government to participate the lobby groups for the United Nations (four times) and WHA (nine times). 
  • Due to his contributions to promote the bilateral relations between Taiwan and France, an alley Allée Michel Ching-long LU in the Parisian suburban city Bussy-Saint-George , France was named after him.
  • In February 2015, he played hand puppet show to promote Taiwan when he was invited to attend the Oscar Awards for the SME at lle et Vilaine, Région of Bretagne in west France, the video clip is viewed over 910 thousand times in YouTube.
  • In June 2016, he was honnored by the Taipei First (Central) Lion’s Club laureat of 12th Award of contrubution for Taiwan
  • In Februray 2020, he was honored by the Bureau of Tourism, Ministry of Transports and communications as “2020 Friend of Taiwan Tourism”