New AIT deputy director assumes office

Taipei, Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).

According to an AIT statement, Greene, who has spent his entire 22-year career advancing U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security engagement with the East Asian region, assumed his duties on Thursday.

He has served as U.S. consul general in Chengdu, China and in Okinawa, Japan, and can speak both Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

He has also served as director for Japan and East Asian Economic Affairs on the White House's National Security Council and director of the Office of Economic Policy in the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Greene is serving his second stint at AIT, having previously held the post of deputy chief of AIT Taipei's political section earlier in his career.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel