Ex-edi­tor re­calls ten­ure of new AIT chief’s wife at China Post

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

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.

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