Hou Ching-shan

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Hou Ching-shan
Javier Ching-shan Hou at Office of the President ROC 20160226.jpg
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China
Assumed office
28 December 2015
Minister David Lee
Deputy Wu Chih-chung
Vice Lee Chen-jan
ROC Representative to Spain
In office
Preceded by Simon Ko[1]
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
Minister James C. F. Huang
Francisco Ou
Timothy Yang
ROC Ambassador to El Salvador
In office
ROC Deputy Representative to Uruguay
In office
Personal details
Nationality Republic of China
Alma mater Fu Jen Catholic University
Complutense University of Madrid

Hou Ching-shan or Javier Hou (Chinese: 侯清山; pinyin: Hóu Qīngshān) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He has been the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs since 28 December 2015.[2]


Hou obtained his bachelor's degree in Spanish language and literature from Fu Jen Catholic University in 1972, and his master's in literature and philology and doctorate in philology from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain in 1975 and 1978, respectively.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs[edit]

Central America visit[edit]

Hou and delegates accompanied President Chen Shui-bian for an official visit to Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua in August 2007.[3]

São Tomé and Príncipe diplomatic cut[edit]

After São Tomé and Príncipe cut diplomatic relation with the ROC on 21 December 2016, Hou said that ROC relation with one of its other diplomatic ally is in yellow caution light, but he declined to comment which country it was.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Emb. Simón Ko, nuevo representante de Taiwán en España". Yuanfang Magazine.
  2. ^ "Javier Ching-shan HOU - Principal Officers - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) 中華民國外交部 - 全球資訊網英文網". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) 中華民國外交部 - 全球資訊網英文網.
  3. ^ "Taiwan investment in Honduras reaches US$400 million: minister". Focus Taiwan. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ Tang, Pei-chun; Kao, Evelyn (21 December 2016). "Loss of diplomatic ally will not affect president's trip". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 21 December 2016.