Kuan Chung-ming

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Kuan Chung-ming
管中閔
Kuan Chung-ming from VOA.jpg
Minister of the National Development Council
In office
22 January 2014 – 4 February 2015
Deputy Hwang Wang-hsiang, Chen Chien-liang, Sung Yu-hsieh
Preceded by Himself as the Minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development
Succeeded by Woody Duh
Minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development
In office
18 February 2013 – 21 January 2014
Deputy Hwang Wang-hsiang, Chen Chien-liang, Hsiao-hung Nancy Chen
Preceded by Yiin Chii-ming
Succeeded by Himself as the Minister of the National Development Council
Personal details
Born (1956-08-15) 15 August 1956 (age 59)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China
Alma mater University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego

Kuan Chung-ming (Chinese: 管中閔; pinyin: Guǎn Zhōngmǐn) is a Taiwanese politician. He was the last minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development from 2013 to 2014 and served as the first minister of the succeeding government agency, the National Development Council (NDC), from 2014 to 2015, and Chair Professor in Department of Finance, National Taiwan University.[1]

ROC Council for Economic Planning and Development Ministry[edit]

Taiwan's Q1 2013 economic growth[edit]

Kuan said in May 2013 that he was surprised at Taiwan's Q1 2013 economic growth rate of 1.54%, way lower than the forecast value of 3.26%. This was due to the low consumption by private sectors in Taiwan. Before the numbers were released, the CEPD aimed for Taiwan to show 4% overall economic growth that year, and to reach the original goal would require 5% economic growth for the remaining quarters of the year. However, investments in private sectors were rising at the time, an indication of a positive economic outlook.[2]

Taiwan's 2013 global competitiveness ranking decline[edit]

Commenting on Taiwan's declining ranking as measured by the International Institute for Management Development in the Global Competitiveness Report released at the end of May 2013, Kuan said that it is not that Taiwan did not improve, but that other nations improved at a faster rate than Taiwan. He added that the business regulations have been relaxed in Taiwan but not as much as what have been done in other countries.[3]

He resigned his post as National Development Council head in January 2015. Kuan had attempted to resign in a month prior but was persuaded to stay at the time.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chung-Ming Kuan". National Taiwan University. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Su, Amy (1 May 2013). "Economy rises a lackluster 1.54 percent". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Kao, Camaron (30 May 2013). "Taiwan’s global competitiveness ranking declines by four notches". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Tang, Pei-chun; Low, Y.F. (5 December 2014). "Taiwan retains most Cabinet members in reshuffle". Central News Agency. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Katherine, Wei (30 January 2015). "NDC chief resigns, to be replaced by Duh". China Post. Retrieved 26 March 2016.