Jiang Yi-huah

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Jiang Yi-huah
江宜樺
Yi-Huah Jiang from VOA (1).jpg
Premier of the Republic of China
In office
18 February 2013 – 8 December 2014
PresidentMa Ying-jeou
Vice PremierMao Chi-kuo
Preceded bySean Chen
Succeeded byMao Chi-kuo
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
6 February 2012 – 18 February 2013
PremierSean Chen
Preceded bySean Chen
Succeeded byMao Chi-kuo
Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China
In office
10 September 2009 – 6 February 2012
PremierWu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Preceded byLiao Liou-yi[1][not in the source given]
Succeeded byLee Hong-yuan
Minister of Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan
In office
20 May 2008 – 10 September 2009
DeputySung Yu-hsieh
Yeh Kuang-shih
Preceded byJay N. Shih
Succeeded bySung Yu-hsieh (acting)
Chu Chin-peng
Personal details
Born (1960-11-18) 18 November 1960 (age 58)
Keelung, Taiwan Province, Republic of China
Nationality Republic of China Republic of China
Political partyNaval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Alma materNational Taiwan University
Yale University

Jiang Yi-huah (Chinese: 江宜樺; pinyin: Jiāng Yīhuà; born 18 November 1960) is a Republic of China politician. He was the Premier of the Republic of China from 2013 to 2014.[2]

Before he was Premier, Jiang was the Vice Premier of the Republic of China from 2012 to 2013.[2] He was the Minister of the Interior from 2009 to 2012. He was the Minister of Research, Development and Evaluation Commission from 2008 to 2009.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Jiang was born 18 November 1960 in Keelung.[3]

He earned his bachelor's and master's degree in political science from National Taiwan University (NTU). He earned a doctoral degree in political science from Yale University.[3] Upon graduation, he returned to Taiwan to become a professor at NTU.[3]

Government service[change | change source]

In 2008 he was appointed as the Minister of Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan. On 10 September 2009, Jiang was appointed as ROC Minister of the Interior (MOI). He was the youngest person to ever hold the office. Jiang was appointed Vice Premier on 6 February 2012.[3] With this, he had to resign from his professorship at NTU. He became the Premier of the Republic of China on 18 February 2013. In five years he rose from a minister to premiere setting a record for advancement in the Taiwanese government.[3] He is also the youngest premier in the last 50 years.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Interior minister pays for voucher program losses - Taipei Times
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 JIANG Yi-huah, Premier, Executive Yuan. "[1]." Executive Yuan Republic of China (Taiwan). 18 February 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Rebecca Lin (February 07, 2013). "Premier-designate Jiang Yi-huah, A Moderate yet Headstrong Reformer". CommonWealth Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)