Cyrus Chu

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Cyrus Chu
Chu Chin-yi
Minister of the National Science Council
In office
6 February 2011 – 2 March 2014
Deputy Hong Ho-cheng, Mou Chung-yuan, Henry Sun
Lin Yi-bing, Mou Chung-yuan, Henry Sun
Preceded by Lee Lou-chuang
Succeeded by Chang San-cheng as Minister of Science and Technology
Personal details
Born (1955-10-29) 29 October 1955 (age 61)
Nationality Republic of China
Alma mater National Taiwan University
University of Michigan

Cyrus Chu (Chinese: 朱敬一; pinyin: Zhū Jìngyī) is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Minister of the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan from 2011 to 2014, when the council was renamed the Ministry of Science and Technology.[1]

National Science Council Ministry[edit]

Chu took office in February 2011.[2][3]

Taiwan brain drain crisis[edit]

During an August 2012 conference, Chu commented on the growing brain drain in Taiwan, stating that more and more Taiwanese move to Mainland China due to better job offers and benefits. He added that due to the conservative nature of Taiwanese society, most foreign workers in Taiwan are blue-collar workers, and the remaining white-collar workers typically teach English, and are not leaders of big companies.[4]

The National Science Council was later renamed the Ministry of Science and Technology, and in March 2014, Chu stepped down to be replaced by Chang San-cheng.[5]

ROC Representative to the World Trade Organization[edit]

Chu succeeded Lai Shin-yuan as Taiwan's representative to the World Trade Organization in July 2016.[6] He was sworn in a month later, on 2 August.[7]


  1. ^ "科技部 Ministry of Science and Technology". Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  2. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (2 February 2011). "Wu reshuffles some Cabinet posts". Taipei Times. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Lee, I-chia (8 February 2011). "NSC minister appoints deputy, targets research". Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "NSC mulls ways to counter brain drain". Taipei Times. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Lee, I-chia (4 March 2014). "Science, EPA ministers take posts". Taipei Times. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Yeh, Sophia; Hou, Elaine (15 July 2016). "Taiwan names new representatives to the WTO, U.K.". Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Liu, Claudia; Liu, Kay (2 August 2016). "Diplomats, officials formally sworn in for new postings". Central News Agency. Retrieved 3 August 2016.