John Deng

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John Deng
Deng Chen-chung
2008 Taiwan Excellence Awards John Chen-chung Deng.jpg
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China
Assumed office
8 December 2014
Preceded by Woody Duh
Governor of Fujian Province
In office
25 March 2014 – 7 December 2014
Preceded by Schive Chi
Succeeded by Woody Duh
Minister without Portfolio
In office
3 March 2014 – 7 December 2014
Preceded by Schive Chi
Succeeded by Woody Duh
Deputy Secretary-General of National Security Council of the Republic of China
In office
Secretary-General Jason Yuan
Political Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
Minister Yiin Chii-ming
ROC Deputy Representative to United States
In office
Representative David Lee
Deputy Minister of Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan
In office
Minister Tsai Ing-wen
Personal details
Born 29 July 1952 (1952-07-29) (age 63)
Sanxing, Yilan, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China
Alma mater Soochow University
George Washington University

John Deng (Chinese: 鄧振中; pinyin: Dèng Zhènzhōng) is a politician in the Republic of China. He currently serves as the Minister of Economic Affairs since 8 December 2014.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Deng obtained his bachelor's degree in law from Soochow University and master's degree in law from George Washington University in the United States.

Economic affairs ministry[edit]

Ministry appointment[edit]

Upon his appointment to the position of Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs on 5 December 2014, Deng laid out goals he would work towards his appointed ministerial term. He said that he would strive to boost the competitiveness of Taiwan's industries, explore the Chinese mainland and international markets and improve the lives of the Taiwanese people. He added that clear objectives were needed to boost Taiwan's competitiveness, which included better promoting Taiwan's product in Mainland China and elsewhere, thus he would push the ministry for free trade deals with other countries.[4]

Electricity conservation[edit]

In July 2015, Deng called on public and business sectors to conserve electricity when reserved capacity reached to a level of only 670 MW.[5]

See also[edit]