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Jiang Yi-huah
江宜樺
File:江宜樺VOANEW.jpg
Premier of the Republic of China
Incumbent
Assumed office
18 February 2013
President Ma Ying-jeou
Vice Premier Mao Chi-kuo
Preceded by Sean Chen
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
6 February 2012 – 18 February 2013
Premier Sean Chen
Preceded by Sean Chen
Succeeded by Mao Chi-kuo
Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China
In office
10 September 2009 – 6 February 2012
Premier Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Preceded by Liao Liou-yi[1][not in the source given]
Succeeded by Lee Hong-yuan
Minister of Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan
In office
20 May 2008 – 10 September 2009
Deputy Sung Yu-hsieh
Yeh Kuang-shih
Preceded by Jay N. Shih
Succeeded by Sung Yu-hsieh (acting)
Chu Chin-peng
Personal details
Born 18 November 1960 (1960-11-18) (age 59)
Keelung, Taiwan Province, Republic of China
Nationality Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Yale University

Jiang Yi-huah (Chinese: 江宜樺; pinyin: Jiāng Yīhuà; born 18 November 1960) is a politician in the Republic of China. He is currently the Premier of the Republic of China.[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

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

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

  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. http://english.cw.com.tw/article.do?action=show&id=14043&offset=3. Retrieved 13 June 2014.