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Taiwan names new military chief of general staff

ROC Central News Agency

2013/01/03 21:11:15

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Taiwan has named Gen. Yen Ming as chief of general staff in the Ministry of National Defense, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Yen, chief of the Air Force, will succeed Adm. Lin Chen-yi, who has been reassigned as military strategy adviser to the president, the ministry said.

Yen's post will be filled by Gen. Liu Jen-wu, who is the current vice chief of general staff, the ministry said.

The new personnel arrangements have been approved by President Ma Ying-jeou and will take effect Jan. 16, the statement said.

(By Elaine Hou)

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