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Taiwan 'proud' of Oscar winner Ang Lee

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Taiwan basked in reflected glory Monday after film-maker Ang Lee won the best director Oscar for fantasy epic "Life of Pi", shot on the diplomatically isolated island where he was born. 

Director Ang Lee accepts the Oscar for Best Director from actor Michael Douglas at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Taiwan basked in reflected glory after Lee won the best director Oscar for fantasy epic "Life of Pi", which he shot on the diplomatically isolated island where he was born.

President Ma Ying-jeou sent his congratulations to Lee, probably the island's most famous living son, saying Taiwan was "proud" and urging others to follow his example and boost the island's international image.

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