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Executive Yuan
of the Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Mínguó Xíngzhèng Yuàn
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Agency overview
Formed 25 October 1928
Jurisdiction Republic of China
Headquarters No. 1, ZhongXiao E. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Employees 407
Agency executives
Website www.ey.gov.tw
Executive Yuan
Chinese 行政院
Literal meaning Executive Court
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The Executive Yuan is the executive branch of the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Organization and structure[edit]

Executive Yuan

The Executive Yuan is headed by a President (often translated as premier), and has a Vice President (vice premier), and twelve cabinet ministers, various chairpersons of commissions, and five to nine ministers without portfolio as its members. The vice premier, ministers and chairpersons are appointed by the President of the Republic of China on the recommendation of the premier.[3]

Its formation, as one of five Yuans of the government, stemmed from the Three Principles of the People, the constitutional theory of Sun Yat-sen, but was adjusted constitutionally over the years to adapt to the situation in the ROC by changes in the laws and the Constitution of the Republic of China.


Name Leader
English Name Chinese
Premier 院長 William Lai 賴清德市長.jpg
Vice Premier 副院長 Shih Jun-ji Shih Jun-ji 20170908.jpg
Secretary-General 秘書長 Chuo Rung-tai 2007TaipeiAudioVideoFair JTCho.jpg


Name Minister
English Name Chinese
Interior 內政部 Yeh Jiunn-rong JiunnRong.png
Foreign Affairs 外交部 David Lee 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
National Defense 國防部 Feng Shih-kuan Feng Shih-kuan 馮世寬 (20170308 國家中山科學研究院研發展示館開幕 201703081521581).jpg
Finance 財政部 Sheu Yu-jer
Education 教育部 Pan Wen-chung 教育部長潘文忠 (cropped).jpg
Justice 法務部 Chiu Tai-san 邱太三.JPG
Economic Affairs 經濟部 Shen Jong-chin Deputy Minister Shen Jong-chin 沈榮津次長 (20170425 中科院與漢翔公司新式高教機簽約儀式 201704251405542).jpg
Transportation and Communications 交通部 Hochen Tan 台灣交通部長賀陳旦.jpg
Labor 勞動部 Lin Mei-chu 蒙藏委員會委員長林美珠 (cropped).jpg
Health and Welfare 衛生福利部 Chen Shih-chung
Culture 文化部 Cheng Li-chun Cheng Li-Chiun - By SandyHuang 01 (cropped).jpg
Science and Technology 科技部 Chen Liang-gee

Councils and Commissions[edit]

Empowered by various laws, or even the Constitution, under the Executive Yuan Council several individual boards are formed to enforce different executive functions of the government. Unless regulated otherwise, the chairs are appointed by and answer to the Premier. The committee members of the boards are usually (a) governmental officials for the purpose of interdepartmental coordination and cooperation; or (b) creditable professionals for their reputation and independence.

  To become a ministry
  To be merged into other organs
Name Chair
English Name Chinese

Council of Agriculture

農業委員會 Lin Tsung-hsien Lin Tsong-shyan at Reading Ilan NIU 2.jpg
National Development Council 國家發展委員會 Chen Mei-ling 新任行政院秘書長陳美伶 (cropped).jpg
Mainland Affairs Council 大陸委員會 Katharine Chang 陸委會主委張小月受邀到立院內政委員會報告及接受質詢 (cropped).jpg
Financial Supervisory Commission 金融監督管理委員會 Wellington Koo Koo Li-Hsiung-1-by Ring Chang (cropped).JPG
Overseas Community Affairs Council 僑務委員會 Wu Hsin-hsing Wu Hsin-hsing 吳新興 (Voice of America (VOA) Image 美國之音圖像 ED1D80CC-53FD-487C-A718-F81A79C2C0EF w650 r0 s).jpg
Veterans Affairs Council 國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會 Lee Shying-jow 台灣國家安全局長李翔宙.jpg
Council of Indigenous Peoples 原住民族委員會 Icyang Parod Icyang Parod at Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee 20161227.jpg
Hakka Affairs Council 客家委員會 Lee Yung-te

Public Construction Commission

公共工程委員會 Wu Hong-mo Wu Hong-mou (cropped).jpg

Atomic Energy Council

原子能委員會 Hsieh Shou-shing 原能會主委謝曉星.jpg

Independent Commissions[edit]

There are, or would be, independent executive commissions under the Executive Yuan Council. The chiefs of these five institutions would not be affected by any change of the Premier. However, the related organic laws are currently under revision.

Name Chair
English Name Chinese
Central Election Commission 中央選舉委員會 Chen In-chin
Fair Trade Commission 公平交易委員會 Huang Mei-ying
National Communications Commission 國家通訊傳播委員會 Chan Ting-I 立法院交通委員會就新任國家通訊傳播委員會被提名人進行審查 (cropped).jpg

Other organs[edit]

  To become a ministry
  To be merged into other organs
Name Leader
English Name Chinese

Environmental Protection Administration

環境保護署 Lee Ying-yuan 李應元.JPG
Central Bank 中央銀行 Perng Fai-nan 央行總裁 彭淮南先生.jpg
National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院 Lin Jeng-yi 林正儀.jpg
Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics 主計總處 Chu Tzer-ming
Directorate-General of Personnel Administration 人事行政總處 Jay N. Shih

Coast Guard Administration

海岸巡防署 Lee Chung-wei 海巡署「南援一號操演」 05 (cropped).jpg

Organizations no longer under Executive Yuan[edit]

Former site of Executive Yuan in Presidential Palace Complex (1928-1937)
Former site of Executive Yuan in Gulou District, Nanjing (1946-1949)

Due to periodical restructuring of the government body, there are some agencies which may be dissolved or be merged with other bigger and more active agencies. Based on Executive Yuan website, the following bodies are no longer the agencies under Executive Yuan:[4]

Dissolved or cease to function[edit]

Ministers without portfolio[edit]

In the Executive Yuan Council, the current ministers without portfolio are:[6]

Executive Yuan Council[edit]

The Executive Yuan Council, commonly referred to as "The Cabinet" (內閣), is the chief policymaking organ of the ROC government. It consists of the premier, who presides over its meetings, the vice premier, ministers without portfolio, the heads of the ministries, and the heads of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission. The secretary-general and the deputy secretary-general of the Executive Yuan also attend, as well as heads of other Executive Yuan organizations by invitation, but they have no vote. Article 58 of the Constitution empowers the Executive Yuan Council to evaluate statutory and budgetary bills concerning martial law, amnesty, declarations of war, conclusion of peace or treaties, and other important affairs before submission to the Legislative Yuan.

Relationship with the Legislative Yuan[edit]

The Executive Yuan Council must present the Legislators with an annual policy statement and an administrative report. The Legislative Committee may also summon members of the Executive Yuan Council for questioning.

Whenever there is disagreement between the Legislative Council and Executive Yuan Council, the Legislative Committee may pass a resolution asking the Executive Yuan Council to alter the policy proposal in question. The Executive Yuan may, in turn, ask the Legislators to reconsider. Afterwards, if the Legislative Council upholds the original resolution, the premier must abide by the resolution or resign. The Executive Yuan Council may also present an alternative budgetary bill if the one passed by the Legislative Committee is deemed difficult to execute.


The Executive Yuan building is accessible within walking distance east of Taipei Railway Station or west of Shandao Temple Station of the MRT.

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