Original title: Biden appointed this person to be in charge of foreign publicity, Taiwan media are all hi
New U.S. President Biden has appointed former acting director of VOA, Zhao Kelu, to be the acting chief executive of the U.S. international media agency, responsible for U.S. foreign publicity, becoming the first female chief executive in the history of the agency, according to the official website of the White House on the 21st.
Photo source: Official Website of the White House
Statistics show that Zhao Kelu was born in Taiwan, China. After graduating from Taiwan Political University, she went to study in the United States, and then worked in the famous Anti China media “voice of America”. Since the announcement of the news, many Taiwan media have called “Taiwan daughter takes office” and are very excited about it.
According to a number of Taiwan media that have tried hard to “climb the relationship”, Zhao Kelu’s late father was Zhao tingjun, vice president of the Kuomintang’s central daily. Since the KMT fled Taiwan and implemented “martial law”, map weekly edited by Zhao tingjun is a rare international current affairs magazine on the island.
Photo source: Taiwan media
In August last year, former president trump appointed his crony Michael Parker to head the U.S. international media agency. After taking office, Parker has cleaned up the heads of propaganda units under his jurisdiction, including the voice of America, so as to put more pro trump people in charge. At that time, a number of supervisors, including Zhao Kelu, were dismissed or suspended.
Later, Zhao Kelu and a number of suppressed heads of propaganda organizations jointly sued Parker, accusing him of trying to make profits for himself and his cronies through personnel adjustment, and assisting trump to control the media and propaganda organizations.
Biden’s team asked Parker to resign as executive director of the U.S. international media agency on his first day in office, and announced the appointment of Zhao Kelu at an external press conference on that day.