Wang Chien-shien

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Wang Chien-shien
王建煊
Wang Chien-shien at NIU.jpg
President of Control Yuan
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 August 2008
Vice Chen Jinn-lih
Preceded by Frederick Chien
Minister of Finance of the Republic of China
In office
1 June 1990 – 23 October 1992
Preceded by Shirley Kuo
Succeeded by Bai Pei-ying
Personal details
Born 7 August 1938 (1938-08-07) (age 75)
Hefei, Anhui, Republic of China
Nationality  Republic of China
Alma mater Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University
National Chengchi University

Wang Chien-shien (Chinese: 王建煊; pinyin: Wáng Jiànxuān) (born August 7, 1938) is a founder of the New Party. He was finance minister of the Republic of China from 1990 to 1992 and is the chairman of the Chinese Management Association (since 1990). Wang is the President of the Control Yuan since July 2008.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Anhui, Wang grew up in Taipei City and received a bachelor's degree from Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University and a master's degree from National Chengchi University. Wang was popular in the 1990s for his clean reputation and split with the Kuomintang to help found the New Party.

In 2001, the three parties of the pan-Blue coalition, the Kuomintang, the People First Party, and the New Party agreed to field only one candidate for Taipei County magistrate in 2001 based on which party could field the most popular candidate in polls. Despite the unified ticket and a poll predicting him winning, Wang lost to Su Tseng-chang. He also participated in the 1998 Taipei City mayoral race. Wang is married to Su Fa-jau (蘇法昭).

In July 2008 Wang was nominated by President Ma and approved by the Legislative Yuan to become the new President of the Control Yuan.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Shirley Kuo
ROC Finance Minister
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Bai Pei-ying
Preceded by
Fredrick Chien
(Post vacant 2004–2008)
President of the Control Yuan
2008–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent