By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, June 17 (CNA) Kin Moy, the new director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said
Wednesday that the post was a “dream assignment,” given his previous experience in Taiwan and his most recent work on East Asian affairs and Taiwan issues in the U.S. State Department.
At a meeting with the local media, Moy said it was great to return to Taiwan, where he had spent time about 20 years ago, and to observe the many changes. He said the economy is thriving and there is a strong sense of civil society in Taiwan.
Moy said his wife also has “strong contacts” in Taiwan and they were both pleased to have the opportunity to return.
His wife, Kathy Chen, worked as a reporter and editor at the local English-language China Post in the 1980s, according to a report in the paper earlier this month.
Prior to Moy’s appointment to the AIT, he was deputy assistant secretary of state in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for U.S. relations with China, Mongolia, and Taiwan. [FULL STORY]