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Admiral Kao Kuang-chi succeeds Yen Ming as defense minister
Admiral Kao Kuang-chi succeeds Yen Ming as defense minister


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Defense Minister Yen Ming retired and was succeeded by Chief of the General Staff Admiral Kao Kuang-chi, the Presidential Office announced...full story
updated 2015-01-27 05:13 PM
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Admiral Kao Kuang-chi succeeds Yen Ming as defense minister Admiral Kao Kuang-chi succeeds Yen Ming as defense minister

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