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New top security adviser vows to protect national dignity

ROC Central News Agency

2010/02/25 14:05:25

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou's new top national security adviser said Thursday that his priority is safeguarding the country and its people and protecting national dignity.

Hu, who assumed the post of secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC) two days ago, said during a meeting with Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng that he will make every effort to assist President Ma in formulating and executing national security policies.

"I usually keep a low profile at home but, as far as national security affairs are concerned, I will take a firm stand and even lift my voice abroad to defend our national dignity and sovereignty," Hu said.

For his part, Wang described Hu, a former Taiwan representative to German and Singapore, as a rare diplomatic talent who is also well versed in national security affairs.

There is no doubt that Hu, also a former deputy NSC secretary-general and a former deputy director of the National Security Bureau, will make an able NSC chief and will serve as one of President Ma's right hand men, Wang said.

Hu has replaced Su Chi, who resigned Feb. 11 for health and family reasons. (By Chou Yung-chieh and Deborah Kuo) ENDITEM /pc



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