David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force
David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force

United States names former defence attaché to Beijing as top diplomat for East Asia

  • Retired air force fighter pilot David Stilwell speaks Chinese and Korean and has knowledge of regional issues
  • Appointment fills position left vacant since Daniel Russel stepped down in April 2017

Topic |   US-China relations
David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force
David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force
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