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Career diplomat to be new Taiwan envoy to St. Lucia

James Chang will be the new Taiwan Ambassador to St. Lucia (Photo: Taiwan’s Central News Agency).

TAIPEI, Taiwan– A seasoned career diplomat with nearly 30 years’ experience will replace Tom Chou as this Asian nation’s representative in St. Lucia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson James Chang confirmed his appointment to the Central News Agency but said he has “to discuss with Ambassador Chou about the handover process”.

He, however, said the reshuffle was a “routine rotation”.

The Dr. Kenny Anthony government in Castries, the St. Lucian seat of government, has demanded that Chou be recalled.

Anthony, whose Labour government was re-elected to office in November, has accused Chou — who has been stationed in Castries for five years — of interfering in the Caribbean nation’s internal affairs under the United Workers’ Party (UWP) administration.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) here has repeatedly denied the allegations, which also say Chou interfered in the electoral process to the benefit of the UWP, which St. Lucian booted out of office after a single five-year term.

Anthony reiterated the position of his government while reflecting on his administration’s first 100 days in office, saying that while his government respected a Taiwan law that prohibits the reassignment of diplomats within three months of an election, he was expecting Chou to leave Castries after the inauguration on Sunday of Ma, who was re-elected for a second term in January.

Chang has represented Taiwan in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Philippines and has served as the MOFA spokesperson since 2010.

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2 thoughts on “Career diplomat to be new Taiwan envoy to St. Lucia

  1. I hope in Anthony we are not witnessing the actions of another spitefull small minded man.

    But Lucia are in indeed in luck because Gonsalves is going to Taiwan to sort it all out, remember Gonsalves has some kind of mental control over Anthony, and SVG will benefit because at the same time we can do a scrounge job on the Taiwanese for settling the matter for them.

    Of course this is yet another great opportunity for Gonsalves to once again visit his daughter, nice how all that coincides isn’t it?

    How big is the delegation and family circle that is travelling to Taiwan, and how much will that cost the SVG taxpayer?

    Posted by Peter | May 16, 2012, 07:38
  2. A CAREER DIPLOMAT, SHAME WE DIDN”T HAVE ONE OF THOSE AT THE UN. INSTEAD WE HAVE AN ARROGANT BOY WITH NO DIPLOMATIC SKILLS.

    Posted by Peter | May 17, 2012, 06:40

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