Mao Chi-kuo

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Mao Chi-kuo
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Vice Premier of the Republic of China
Assumed office
18 February 2013
Premier Jiang Yi-huah
Preceded by Jiang Yi-huah
Minister of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 2008 – 17 February 2013
Preceded by Tsai Duei
Succeeded by Yeh Kuang-shih
Administrative Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China
In office
Minister Tsay Jaw-yang
Lin Fong-cheng
Personal details
Born 4 October 1948 (1948-10-04) (age 65)
Fenghua, Chekiang, Republic of China
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Alma mater National Cheng Kung University
Asian Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mao Chi-kuo (Chinese: 毛治國; pinyin: Máo Zhìguó; born 4 October 1948) is the current Vice Premier of the Republic of China (ROC).[1]

Early life[edit]

Mao was born in 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 Economics from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand in 1975, then his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in United States in 1982.[2]

Non-political career[edit]

Professor Mao during the 2007 e21Forum at Taipei International Convention Center.

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.

ROC Transportation and Communications Administrative Deputy Ministry[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.

ROC Transportation and Communications Ministry[edit]

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]

First cross-strait submarine cable[edit]

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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