Taiwan’s new NSB director-general, NSC deputy secretary-general named

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-22

Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou has accepted the resignation of National Security Bureau

Yang Kuo-chiang, left, and Andrew Kao. (Photo/CNA; Huang Shih-chi)

Yang Kuo-chiang, left, and Andrew Kao. (Photo/CNA; Huang Shih-chi)

Director-General Lee Shying-jow, with the vacancy to be filled by Army Reserve Lt-Gen Yang Kuo-chiang, the National Security Council announced Tuesday.

Lee, who cited personal and health issues as reasons for his resignation, will be appointed a national policy advisor to the president, based on past practice.

Yang has previously served as superintendent of the Chinese Military Academy, head of the Republic of China Army Armor Training Command and Armor School and as deputy director-general of the NSB.

Deputy Foreign Minister Andrew Kao will be transferred to serve as deputy secretary-general of the NSC, with the appointment to become effective July 25, according to an announcement issued by the Presidential Office Tuesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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