Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Kin Moy, the new director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Taipei Office, arrived in
Taipei Monday to assume his post.
Upon his arrival, Moy told the press in Mandarin Chinese that he was happy to take his new job as America’s top representative in Taiwan. He said besides making new friends, he will work to return the kind friendship the Taiwanese people have extended to him.
Before departing for Taipei, he said in Washington on Sunday, “The next few years will be an important time in the history of our friendship,” adding that he looks forward to joining the AIT team in strengthening ties.
Moy has been in the US Foreign Service for over 20 years and has extensive experience working in and on the Asia-Pacific region, according to a press release by the AIT, which represents US interests in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic ties.
He is the first Chinese American to serve as an AIT director and the second high-ranking US diplomat of Chinese descent to serve in the Taiwan Strait area, following Gary Locke, who was the US ambassador to China from 2011 until 2014. [FULL STORY]