Ex-editor recalls tenure of new AIT chief’s wife at China Post
The wife of the new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Taipei office director Kin W. Moy (
) used to be a member of The China Post staff, a former deputy editor-in-chief of The Post said.
Paul Chen ( ), who retired from the paper as deputy editorin- chief of The China Post in 2009, called Kathy Chen ( ), wife of Moy, who will soon take over as AIT Taipei’s new director, a “friendly and generous” person and a “conscientious” worker.
Kathy Chen worked as a reporter and editor for The China Post in the 1980s, Paul Chen said.
Reminiscing about her days at the newspaper, Paul Chen said Kathy Chen, born and educated in the United States, has an excellent command of the English language.
“Yet she also speaks Mandarin,” Paul Chen said.
While on The China Post staff, she worked as both a reporter and copy editor.
She was well-informed on current events and well-versed in English grammar, so her work as a reporter and editor was highly regarded by her superiors and admired by her colleagues, Paul Chen said. “She is a perfectionist.” Her friendliness and easy-going manner, as well as her dedication quickly made her a good friend of other members of The China Post staff, Paul Chan recalled.
After serving about a year at the newspaper, Kathy Chen left The China Post to work for the Wall Street Journal in China.
Paul Chen said he was happy to have worked with her and to hear that she later married a U.S. dip-
fluent lomat and now has a great family in America.
He is glad to learn that she and her husband will be in Taiwan soon.
Paul Chen said he wished to give his best regards to his former colleague and her husband in their upcoming days in Taiwan.
Paul Chen worked for The China Post for 40 years — from 1969 to 2009.
Meanwhile, China Post publisher Jack Huang said he is happy Kathy Chen is returning to Taiwan with her husband.
He hopes that her professional journalistic observation and understanding of the Taiwanese people and their culture can be helpful to her husband during his tenure as AIT Taipei director and will contribute to the improvement of U.S.-Taiwan relations.