King Pu-tsung

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King Pu-tsung
金溥聰
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Secretary-General of National Security Council of the Republic of China
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 March 2014[1]
Preceded by Jason Yuan
ROC Representative to United States
In office
27 September 2012 – 24 March 2014
Deputy Leo Lee[2]
Preceded by Jason Yuan
Succeeded by Shen Lyu-shun[3][1]
Secretary-General of Kuomintang
In office
17 December 2009 – 18 January 2011
Chairman Ma Ying-jeou
Preceded by Chan Chun-po
Succeeded by Liao Liou-yi
Vice Mayor of Taipei
In office
1 August 2004 – 25 December 2006
Mayor Ma Ying-jeou
Hau Lung-pin
Preceded by Pai Hsiu-hsiung
Succeeded by Wu Ching-ji
Personal details
Born 30 August 1956 (1956-08-30) (age 57)
Tainan City, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Alma mater National Chengchi University
Texas Tech University
University of Texas, Austin
This is a Chinese name; the family name is King.

King Pu-tsung (Chinese: 金溥聰; pinyin: Jīn Pǔcōng; born August 30, 1956 in Tainan City, Taiwan) is a politician in the Republic of China. He currently serves as the Secretary-General of the National Security Council since 25 March 2014. King is widely regarded as the most important aide to Ma Ying-jeou.[citation needed] He served as the Secretary-General of Kuomintang (KMT) from December 2009 to January 2011.[4] King also served as Vice Mayor of Taipei[5] from 2002 to 2006 and had previously been a scholar[6] and journalist.

Early life[edit]

King earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Taiwan's National Chengchi University, then studied abroad to earn a master's degree in mass communications from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in United States.[7]

Early career[edit]

King had taught at National Chengchi University. He also had taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong.[8]

KMT Secretary-General[edit]

As Secretary-General, King pledged to sort out financial questions of national funds that had been mixed with party assets,[6] and urged party members to provide more than "lip service" to support party candidates in the run-up to the mayoral elections at the end of 2010.[9]

Personal life[edit]

King is allegedly a cousin of the last Qing emperor Puyi, although lack of genealogical evidence has raised suspicions.[10] Were his relation to the imperial family true, he would also be the cousin of Puru and his surname King a sinified adoption of the Qing imperial clan name Aisin Gioro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shen Lyu-shun appointed representative to the US". Taipei Times. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Taiwan food scandal spreads abroad". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  3. ^ "New Taiwan US Representative". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  4. ^ KMT concludes Taipei City primary July 4, 2010 10:55 am TWN, The China Post news staff
  5. ^ Taiwan needs no more 'King-makers' Staff Editorial. Taiwan News. 2009-12-14.
  6. ^ a b KMT will sort out assets principles by year's end Updated Monday, December 21, 2009
  7. ^ "ª÷·ÁÁoÁ`¬Oµ¹¤H­Ì±a¨ÓÅå©". Hk.huaxia.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  8. ^ "King Pu-tsung to head National Security Council: source (update) | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS". Focustaiwan.tw. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  9. ^ KMT concludes Taipei City primary July 4, 2010 10:55 am TWN, The China Post news staff
  10. ^ 曹長青 (2009-12-14). "金溥聰是不是溥儀的堂弟?" [King Pu-tsung is not the cousin of Henry Puyi?] (in zh-hant). Taiwan: Liberty Times.