|Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China|
27 September 2012 – 20 May 2016
|Preceded by||Timothy Yang|
|Succeeded by||David Lee|
|ROC Representative to European Union and Belgium|
May 2010 - September 2012
|Preceded by||Shen Lyu-shun|
|Succeeded by||Tung Kuo-yu|
|Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China|
|ROC Representative to Indonesia|
2003 - 2007
|ROC Ambassador to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
1997 - 2001
|Born||10 March 1950 (age 69)|
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Alma mater||National Chengchi University|
- 1 Early life
- 2 ROC Foreign Ministry
- 3 References
David Lin graduated with a bachelor and master of commerce degree from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He earned his master of science degree from Georgetown University in the United States.
ROC Foreign Ministry
Minister of Foreign Affairs appointment
ROC delegates refusal from Jakarta International Defense Dialogue
Commenting on the refusal for ROC delegates to attend the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue in Jakarta, Indonesia on 23–25 March 2013 by the event organizer, Lin said that the MOFA needed to communicate with the Indonesian counterpart on the exact reason for the sudden withdrawal of the invitation to the Taiwanese. Lin acknowledged that this may due to verbal protest from Beijing.
ROC-Japan fishery agreement signing
After the historic signing on fishery agreement between ROC and Japan on 10 April 2013, at a press conference Lin said that the agreement didn't address the competing claims over the Diaoyutai Islands since both governments set aside the dispute at the moment.
Taiwanese fisherman shooting incident
After the shooting incident of Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine government vessel on 9 May 2013 at the disputed water in South China Sea, Lin demanded the Philippine government to take full responsibility, offer formal apology to the ROC government, provide compensation to the family of the fisherman shot and bring those responsible to justice. Lin added that the government understood that the Taiwanese fishing vessel was not involved in illegal fishing prior to the shooting. He pledged that the ROC government would work to discover the truth behind this incident. He slammed the Philippine government because the incident was a violation of international law because it left the Taiwanese vessel without power.
On May 11, 2013, Lin held a meeting with ROC President Ma Ying-jeou and ROC Minister of Defense Kao Hua-chu at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei in which the ROC government gave 72 hours for the Philippine government to give formal apology and bring those responsible for the shooting to justice, if not Taiwan will freeze Philippine worker applications, recall ROC representative to the Philippines back to Taiwan and ask the Philippine representative in Taiwan back to the Philippines.
Mainland China trade mission establishment in São Tomé and Príncipe
Commenting on the establishment of Mainland China trade mission office in São Tomé and Príncipe on November 2013, Lin said that the decision is unlikely to affect the diplomatic relations between ROC and São Tomé and Príncipe since both side established diplomatic relations on 6 May 1997, but MOFA will review its existing assistance program to the African country and make any adjustment if necessary.
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