White House official in charge of Asian affairs set to change before Tsai visit

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-15
By: Liu ping and Staff Reporter

When Tsai Ing-wen, the chair of Taiwan’s main opposition the Democratic Progressive Party, visits Washington DC next month, her fellow London School of Economics alum Evan Mederios will no longer hold the position of National Security Council senior director for Asian affairs at the White House.

Mederios will leave the post in early June, and Daniel Kritenbrink, deputy mission chief at the US Embassy in Beijing, will take over for him.

Recent White House statements on US-Taiwan relations have largely been released by Mederios, who said last month that Washington hoped Tsai, the favorite to become Taiwan’s president in 2016, would provide details on her cross-Taiwan Strait policy.

On April 27, Medeiros said while commenting on Tsai’s remarks on cross-strait issues that he found Tsai’s remarks very interesting and constructive and looked forward to hearing more about her next steps.     [FULL  STORY]

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