Chao Yao-tung

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Chao Yao-tung Chinese: 趙耀東; 1916–2008) was a Taiwanese politician, and economist.

In 1971, Chao helped founded China Steel. He was the Minister of Economic Affairs from 1981 to 1984. Chao then served as chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development until 1988. Alongside Kwoh-Ting Li, Chao became known for his influence on the Taiwan Miracle.[1]

Chao Yao-tung died of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome on 20 August 2008, at the age of 92.[2]


  1. ^ Copper, John F. (2010). The A to Z of Taiwan (Republic of China). Scarecrow Press. pp. 77–78. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Economics Minister Chao Yao-tung dies at 93". The China Post. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2017.