Yang headed NSB from 2015 to 2016
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former National Security Bureau chief Yang Kuo-chiang (楊國
強) will serve as Taiwan’s representative in Thailand, the first-ever retired intelligence chief to take over such a diplomatic posting, the Presidential Office announced Friday.
The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who was sworn in last May, launched a “New Southbound Policy” which emphasizes the intensifying of relations with countries in South and Southeast Asia, including Thailand.
The number of tourists from Thailand visiting Taiwan increased drastically after the island allowed visa concessions, according to Tourism Bureau statistics.