David Lee (politician)

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David Tawei Lee
李大維
新任外交部長李大維首度到立法院外交國防委員會報告及備詢 (cropped).jpg
Secretary-General of National Security Council of the Republic of China
Assumed office
26 February 2018
Preceded by Yen Teh-fa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
20 May 2016 – 26 February 2018
Deputy Hou Ching-shan, Wu Chih-chung
Vice Lee Chen-jan
Preceded by David Lin
Succeeded by Joseph Wu
ROC Representative to Australia
In office
1 January 2015 – 2016
Preceded by Katharine Chang
Succeeded by William Lin (acting)
Director of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs, TECRO
In office
20 May 2012 – 1 January 2015
Preceded by Shao Yu-ming
Succeeded by Katherine Chang
ROC Representative to Canada
In office
2007–2012
Succeeded by Liu Chih-kung
ROC Representative to United States
In office
25 July 2004 – 10 April 2007
Preceded by Chen Chien-jen
Succeeded by Joseph Wu
ROC Representative to Belgium
In office
2001–2004
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1998–2001
Minister Jason Hu
Chen Chien-jen
Tien Hung-mao
Minister of the Government Information Office
In office
15 May 1997 – 5 February 1998
Preceded by Su Chi
Succeeded by Chen Chien-jen
Vice Minister of the Government Information Office
In office
1996–1997
Minister Su Chi
Personal details
Born (1949-10-15) 15 October 1949 (age 68)
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang (suspended)
Alma mater National Taiwan University
University of Virginia
Occupation Diplomat

David Tawei Lee (Chinese: 李大維; pinyin: Lǐ Dàwéi; born 15 October 1949) is a Taiwanese politician who serves as the Secretary-General of the National Security Council of the Republic of China. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 20 May 2016 to 26 February 2018.[1]

Education[edit]

Career timeline[edit]

  • 2007–2012 representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
  • 2004–2007 representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States
  • 2001–2004 representative, Taipei Representative Office in Belgium, also responsible for the European Union and Luxembourg
  • 1998–2001 deputy minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan)
  • 2000–2001 adjunct professor, National Taiwan University
  • 1997–1998 director-general, Government Information Office, Executive Yuan, and Government Spokesman (Cabinet rank), ROC
  • 1996 director-general, Department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC
  • 1993–1996 associate in Research, Fairbank Centre for East Asian Research, Harvard University
  • 1993–1996 director-general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston
  • 1990–1993 deputy director-general, Department of International Information Service, Government Information Office, Executive Yuan
  • 1988–1993 adjunct associate professor, National Taiwan Normal University
  • 1988–1989 principal assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1982–1988 staff consultant, Coordination Council for North American Affairs, Office in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976–1977 managing editor, Asia and the World Forum, Taipei, Taiwan

Minister of Foreign Affairs[edit]

Taiwan membership at the United Nations[edit]

Speaking in August 2016, Lee said that Taiwan will continue to pursue meaningful participation in the United Nations (UN) agencies. However, he will not promote Taiwan to apply for UN membership.[2]

ROC diplomatic allies visits[edit]

During his ministerial term, Lee visited Palau to attend the inauguration of President Tommy Remengesau in January 2017, Haiti to attend the inaugration of President Jovenel Moïse in February 2017 and Solomon Islands in June 2017.[3][4][5]

Publications[edit]

  • The Making of the Taiwan Relations Act: Twenty Years in Retropect. Oxford University Press, 2000 ISBN 0195922093
  • Taiwan in a Transformed World. (co-edited with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.) Brassey's Inc., 1995 ISBN 0028811380
  • The Legislative Process of the Taiwan Relations Act. Taipei, Feng Yuen Publication, 1988[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)". Archived from the original on May 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Taiwan will not seek U.N. membership: foreign minister - Politics - FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS". 
  3. ^ Ku, Chuan; Huang, Romulo (18 January 2017). "Foreign Minister David Lee visits Palau". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "David Lee to attend Haiti presidential inauguration". The China Post. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Hou, Elaine (23 June 2017). "Foreign minister visits Solomon Islands to promote bilateral ties". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 

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