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Cablegate: Belize: Bio of New Taiwan Ambassador

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DE RUEHBE #0096 0312114
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R 312114Z JAN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BELIZE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9612
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 0005
RUEHIN/AIT TAIPEI 0003

UNCLAS BELIZE 000096

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DEPT FOR WHA/CEN - JASON MACK
EAP/TC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PINR ECON NZ AIT BH
SUBJECT: BELIZE: BIO OF NEW TAIWAN AMBASSADOR


1. (SBU) Summary. The Embassy of Taiwan announced the
appointment Joseph Ting Shih as the new Ambassador to
Belize. Shih comes from the Taipei Economic and Cultural
Office in New Zealand, and is expected to arrive within the
next week. End Summary.

2. (SBU) Shih's curriculum vitae is:
Education:
1975 - Bachelor's Degree, National Chengchi University,
Taiwan
1983 - M.A., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA

Foreign Postings:
South Africa 1984-88 and 1995-1999; Saudi Arabia 1988-91;
South Korea 1991-1994 (Director of Mission 1992-94); New
Zealand 2002-2005

3. (SBU) During their sixth annual tourism awards and
awareness week January 16-22, the state run Belize Tourism
Board awarded the outgoing Taiwanese Ambassador Charles Tsai
a "Special Recognition Award." The highly respected Tsai has
served in Belize for nearly six years, and will next be
posted in Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

4. (U) For more information contact post Biometric
Information Coordinator PolOff Brian DaRin. Email:
darinbs@state.gov; Tel: 501-227-7161 ext 205.
DIETER

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