Yonhap News AgencyJuly 31, 2013 11:36
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Yonhap) -- Evan Medeiros, known as a pro-China academic, recently assumed the post of senior director for Asian affairs at the White House National Security Council (NSC), succeeding Daniel Russel, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.
Russel became assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs in mid-July.
"Mr. Medeiros can speak, read, and write Chinese," a source here said.
Medeiros joined the NSC in 2009 as director for China issues after serving as a senior political scientist at the Rand Corp.