Chang San-cheng

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Simon Chang San-cheng
Premier of the Republic of China
In office
1 February 2016 – 20 May 2016
Acting: 18 January 2016 – 1 February 2016
President Ma Ying-jeou
Vice Premier Woody Duh
Preceded by Mao Chi-kuo
Succeeded by Lin Chuan
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
7 December 2014 – 1 February 2016
Premier Mao Chi-kuo
Preceded by Mao Chi-kuo
Succeeded by Woody Duh
Minister of Science and Technology
In office
3 March 2014 – 7 December 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah
Deputy Lin Yi-bing
Preceded by Cyrus Chu (National Science Council)
Succeeded by Lin Yi-bing (Acting)
Minister without Portfolio
In office
6 February 2012 – 2 March 2014
Premier Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
Preceded by ???
Succeeded by Chiang Been-huang
Personal details
Born (1954-06-24) 24 June 1954 (age 64)
[citation needed]
Political party Independent
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Stanford University
Cornell University
Chang at Taipei IT Month

Simon Chang San-cheng[1] (Chinese: 張善政; pinyin: Zhāng Shànzhèng) (born 24 June[citation needed] 1954) is a Taiwanese politician who was Premier of the Republic of China from 1 February 2016 until 20 May 2016, a position to which he was confirmed by President Ma Ying-jeou on 25 January.[2] Before assuming the Premiership, he had served as Vice Premier from 8 December 2014.[3][4][5][6]


Early career[edit]

Upon graduation, Chang had served as a lecturer, associate professor and professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the National Taiwan University from 1981 to 1990. He was the Director for National Center for High-Performance Computing from 1991 to 1997. From 1998 to 2000, he was the Director of the Department of Planning and Evaluation of National Science Council. Between 2000 and 2010, he worked for Acer Inc. as Vice President of the e-Enabling Service Business Group, and between 2010 and 2012, he worked for Google as the Director of Google's hardware operations in Asia.[8]

Political career[edit]

He was appointed as Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan in 2012. On March 3, 2014, the National Science Council was upgraded to the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Chang served as its first minister. On December 8, 2014, at a reformation of the Executive Yuan after the ruling KMT party lost the election, Chang became the Vice Premier.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cabinet secretary-general to head MOI". The China Post. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Vice Premier Chang San-cheng to assume premiership". Executive Yuan. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)-Executive Yuan Officials". Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Chang San-cheng, Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan". 2012-03-26. Archived from the original on 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  6. ^ to 1 February 2016 "Premier picks new ministers in reshuffle". Taipei Times. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Chang San-cheng named Minister of Science and Technology(Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)-Press Releases)". 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  8. ^
Political offices
Preceded by
Mao Chi-kuo
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Woody Duh
Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Lin Chuan