Agence France-PresseFebruary 25, 2013 03:46
Taiwan basked in reflected glory Monday after film-maker Ang Lee won the best director Oscar for fantasy epic "Life of Pi", which he shot on the diplomatically isolated island where he was born.
Taiwan Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai sent a congratulatory telegram to Lee, probably the island's most famous living son, promptly after the news broke that he had won his second Academy Award for directing.
"I'm very pleased to hear that you... have won the Oscar honour. We feel very proud of you," she said, according to the ministry.