Best known as the former director-general of National Police Administration (NPA), Kuo-En Chen was recently hired as chair professor by Soochow University, and received warm welcome on February 2nd, 2021 at Downtown Campus. As his wife and two daughters all have ties with the school, Chen quipped that from now on he and his family are all Soochowers.
Leaving office and retiring in October 2020 as the director-general of Coast Guard Administration (CGA), Chen became the latest heavyweight of Soochow’s many prestigious chair professors. SU President Wei-Ta Pan hoped that students would broaden their knowledge and horizons with Chen’s lectures in the future.
Also attending the reception party were quite a few executive heads of NPA and CGA as well as Chen’s family members, including his wife Lih-Wein Tsaur and his eldest daughter Hsi-Yu Chen, both of whom graduated from SU’s Department of Law and are now lawyers, and his little daughter Hsi-Ying Chen, who is also currently a law major of Soochow.
After the welcome ceremony, Chen shared his experiences during his terms as the head of NPA, the deputy commissioner of National Security Bureau, the deputy minister of Ocean Affairs Council, and the director-general of CGA.
Under a topic of “news marketing strategies for government agencies,” Chen provided his personal example of the Coast Guard fan page, which had reached the highest volume on online social networks among all government agencies. In addition, he told some unknown facts of the investigating process of some crime cases such as “the explosion in Songshan Train Station” and “the heist in First Commercial Bank.”
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