Academician is given an NIA Plum Blossom Card
American Academia Sinica Academician Professor Sunney I. Chan ( ) on June 11 received an honorary Alien Residence Card, the Plum Blossom Card ( ) from the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for 18 years of contributions to local academic societies and advancement of Taiwanese technologies.
The NIA said Chan is an internationally renowned authority in the world of Biophysical Chemistry, having held positions at honorable institutions such as the California Institute of Technology.
During an interview, NIA Director- General Mo Tien- hu ( ) said the Plum Blossom Card is awarded to professional individuals with contributions to the nation, as well as missionaries and investors. As such, Chan rightfully deserves the accolade, for his countless contributions over the last 18 years.