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Liu Chih-kung named as Taiwan's new representative to U.K.

Liu Chih-kung named as Taiwan's new representative to U.K.

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Taiwan's representative to Canada Liu Chih-kung has been reassigned as top envoy to the United Kingdom, according to a statement issued by the Presidential Office Monday. Liu, a career diplomat, will replace Shen Lyushun, who has been appointed as Taiwan's representative to the United States. It is not immediately known when Liu will take up his new post. He was has been serving as Taiwan's representative to Canada since 2012 and worked previously as deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council and Taiwan's representative to the Czech Republic, among other posts. Liu has also served in diplomatic positions in the United States, South Africa and Mongolia. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Anna Kao declined to confirm local media reports that Bruce Linghu, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, will take over as Taiwan's new representative to Canada. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-04-15 16:50 GMT+08:00