Mao Chi-kuo

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Mao Chi-kuo
Official portrait, 2014
26th Prime Minister of Taiwan
In office
7 December 2014 – 18 January 2016
PresidentMa Ying-jeou
DeputyChang San-cheng
Preceded byJiang Yi-huah
Succeeded byChang San-cheng
Deputy Prime Minister of Taiwan
In office
18 February 2013 – 7 December 2014
Prime MinisterJiang Yi-huah
Preceded byJiang Yi-huah
Succeeded byChang San-cheng
Minister of Transportation and Communications
In office
20 May 2008 – 17 February 2013
Prime Minister
Preceded byTsai Duei
Succeeded byYeh Kuang-shih
Personal details
Born (1948-10-04) 4 October 1948 (age 75)
Fenghua, Zhejiang, Republic of China
Political partyKuomintang
Alma mater
Mao during the 2007 e21Forum at the Taipei International Convention Center

Mao Chi-kuo (traditional Chinese: 毛治國; simplified Chinese: 毛治国; pinyin: Máo Zhìguó; born 4 October 1948 in Fenghua, Zhejiang) is a Taiwanese politician, who served as the Premier, the President of Executive Yuan[1][2] from 2014 to 2016.

Early life[edit]

Mao was born on 4 October 1948, in Fenghua, Zhejiang Province. Mao obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan in 1971. He obtained his Master's of Engineering in Community and Regional Development from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand in 1975, then his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in United States in 1982.[3]

Academic career[edit]

In 1982-1987, Mao was the Associate Professor, Professor and Director at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu City. In 2003-2006, he became the Chair Professor of the College of Management of NCTU, and become the college's Dean and Professor in 2006-2008.

Political career[edit]

Mao's first service at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications was as the Administrative Deputy Minister under President Lee Teng-hui from 1993 until 2000.

He served as the Minister of Transportation and Communications in the Republic of China under the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou from 2008 until 2013.[4]

Speaking at the completion ceremony in Kinmen of the first cross-strait submarine communication cable linking Kinmen and Xiamen in August 2012, Mao said that the undersea cable will ease the construction of any future cross-strait cable projects.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ Wu, J.R.; Blanchard, Ben (16 January 2016). "Taiwan premier resigns after party's election defeat". Reuters. Reuters. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "中華民國交通部". Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  4. ^ Shih, Hsu-Chuan. "Cabinet approves measure to double tobacco surcharge." Taipei Times. 31 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Taiwan Today - 1st cross-strait submarine cable completed". Archived from the original on 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2013-05-03.

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Political offices
Preceded by Vice Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Premier of the Republic of China