Taiwan appoints new representative to Switzerland

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Taipei, July 6 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday announced it has appointed new representative to Switzerland.

Huang Wei-feng (黃偉峰), an associate research fellow of Taiwan's most prominent academic institution Academia Sinica, was nominated as the new representative to Switzerland, according to the website of the Presidential Office.

Huang received his doctoral degree in politics at the University of Oxford in 1995, and has been an associate research fellow at Academia Sinica's Institute of European and American Studies since 2009, according to his personal page on the think tank's website.

He was the vice chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council from October 2004 to September 2005, and the deputy representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States from June 2007 to July 2008, the Academia Sinica website said.

The departing representative to Switzerland, Klement Ruey-sheng Gu (谷瑞生), will take charge of a commission under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Presidential Office said.

The Presidential Office on Thursday approved Taiwan's representative to South Korea Joseph Shih (石定) to retire from his post.

Tang Diann-wen (唐殿文), Taiwan's current ambassador to the Marshall Islands, is expected to take over Shih's post, diplomatic sources said.

(By Hou Tzu-ying and Hsu Hsiao-ling)

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