Huang Chieh

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Huáng Jié
黃杰
Army (ROCA) General Huang Chieh 陸軍上將黃杰.jpg
Minister of National Defense of the Republic of China
In office
1969–1972
7th Governor of Taiwan Province
In office
1 December 1962 – 5 July 1969
Personal details
Born 1902
Died 1995 (aged 92–93)
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang

Huang Chieh (Chinese: 黃杰; pinyin: Huáng Jié; 1902–1995) was a Kuomintang Army General from Hunan.[1][2]

Hhe was commissioned into the Cavalry Branch from Whampoa Military Academy in 1922. As a young Major, he studied at the Prussian Military Academy in Germany between 1929 and 1930, qualifying the main General Staff Course. After mainland China fell under the control of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, General Huang led 30,000 Republic of China Army soldiers to Vietnam and they were stationed at Phu Quoc Island. Later, the army moved to Taiwan in June 1953. There is currently a small island in Chengcing Lake that was constructed in November 1955 and named Phu Quoc Island (富國島) in memory of the fleeing Chinese soldiers in 1949.[3]

Huang was Governor of Taiwan Province from 1962 to 1969 and the ROC Minister of Defense from 1969 to 1972. He was fluent in German, French and Russian.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Chow Chih-jou
Governor of Taiwan Province
1962–1969
Succeeded by
Chen Ta-ching
Preceded by
Chiang Ching-kuo
ROC Minister of Defense
1969–1972