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Zhang Zhijun

Zhang Zhijun, China's new Taiwan affairs head, outlines agenda

Beijing will step up efforts to promote comprehensive development of cross-strait ties, engage Taiwanese compatriots and find ways to speed up political dialogue with Taipei, the mainland's new point man on Taiwan affairs said yesterday.

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 5:31am

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.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:10am

Zhang Zhijun an unknown quantity in Taiwan

Before being named deputy foreign minister in 2009, Zhang Zhijun spent most of his time as a relatively unknown official with the International Department of the Communist Party's Central Committee.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:12am

Deputy foreign minister Zhang Zhijun tipped to be next Taiwan affairs chief

Zhang, who is also the Foreign Ministry's party secretary, is said to be Beijing's choice because it wanted to continue appointing senior diplomats to head Taiwan affairs, which often involves complex international relations.

3 Mar 2013 - 8:17am