Taiwan Affairs Office

Zhang Zhijun is the new Taiwan Affairs Office head. Photo: AFP

Taipei welcomes new Taiwan Affairs Office head Zhang Zhijun

Taiwan offered a guarded welcome yesterday to the mainland's appointment of the former deputy foreign minister to head the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO). The island's Mainland Affairs Council did not comment on the appointment of Zhang Zhijun , who replaced Wang Yi on Sunday as the office's new director. However, some pundits and party officials speculated that Zhang, with his rich background in foreign affairs, is a highly capable replacement for Wang, who was promoted to foreign minister.