London, April 5 (CNA) Senior journalist Cheryl Lai (賴秀如) has been named as director of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, the Ministry of Culture said Wednesday.
Lai will take up the post in May and her duties will extend to Iceland and other North European countries, in keeping with a division of labor plan for overseas-based Taiwanese officials, the ministry said.
Lai, a former editor-in-chief at the Central News Agency, told CNA reporters that she was soliciting ideas and suggestions from various individuals, civic groups and government agencies on promoting cultural exchanges with the U.K.
Her most recent post was that of chief editor at Thinking Taiwan Forum, a Democratic Progressive Party think tank.
(By Tai Ya-chen and S.C. Chang)