Mao Chi-kuo

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Mao Chi-kuo
毛治國
Mao Chi-kuo.jpg
Premier of the Republic of China
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 December 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou
Deputy Chang San-cheng
Preceded by Jiang Yi-huah
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
18 February 2013 – 7 December 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah
Preceded by Jiang Yi-huah
Succeeded by Chang San-cheng
Minister of Transportation and Communications
In office
20 May 2008 – 17 February 2013
Premier Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Preceded by Tsai Duei
Succeeded by Yeh Kuang-shih
Personal details
Born (1948-10-04) October 4, 1948 (age 66)
Fenghua, China
Political party Kuomintang
Alma mater National Cheng Kung University
Asian Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Mao.
Mao during the 2007 e21Forum at the Taipei International Convention Center

Mao Chi-kuo (simplified Chinese: 毛治国; traditional Chinese: 毛治國; pinyin: Máo Zhìguó; born 4 October 1948 in Fenghua, Chekiang) is the current Premier of the Republic of China (ROC), the President of Executive Yuan.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mao was born on 4 October 1948, in Fenghua, Chekiang, Republic of China. Mao obtained his bachelor degree in civil engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in 1971. He further his study in Master of Engineering in Community & Regional Development from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand in 1975, then his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in United States in 1982.[2]

Academic career[edit]

In 1982-1987, Mao was the Associate Professor, Professor and Director at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu City. In 2003-2006, he become the Chair Professor of the College of Management of NCTU, and become the college's Dean and Professor in 2006-2008.

Political career[edit]

Mao's first service at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications was as the Administrative Deputy Minister under President Lee Teng-hui from 1993 until 2000.

He served as the Minister of Transportation and Communications in the Republic of China under the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou from 2008 until 2013.[3]

Speaking at the completion ceremony in Kinmen of the first cross-strait submarine communication cable linking Kinmen and Xiamen in August 2012, Mao said that the undersea cable will ease the construction of any future cross-strait cable projects in the future.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jiang Yi-huah
Premier of the Republic of China
2014–present
Incumbent