Timothy Yang

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Timothy Yang
Voa chinese Yang Chin-tien 15Sept09.jpg
Secretary-General to the President of the Republic of China
In office
27 September 2012 – 12 February 2015[1]
President Ma Ying-jeou
Deputies Lo Chih-chiang
Hsiung Kuang-hua
Foreign Minister of the Republic of China
In office
10 September 2009 – 27 September 2012
Deputies Shen Lyu-shun
Kuoyu Tung
ROC Representative to Indonesia
In office
August 2007[2] – 10 September 2009
ROC Representative to Australia
In office
ROC Representative to Ireland
In office
Personal details
Born 1 July 1942 (1942-07) (age 74)
Ershui, Changhua, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang
Alma mater National Chengchi University
Profession Diplomat

Timothy Yang or Yang Chin-tien (Chinese: 楊進添; pinyin: Yáng Jìntiān; born 1 July 1942) is a Taiwanese diplomat and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary-General to the President of the Republic of China, serving under President Ma Ying-Jeou. [3]

Early life[edit]

Yang was born in Ershui, Changhua County[4] and earned his bachelor's degree in diplomacy at the National Chengchi University.

Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan)[edit]

When veteran diplomat Francisco Ou resigned with the Cabinet of Premier Liu Chao-Shiuan in September 2009, President Ma Ying-Jeou named Yang to the post, to serve in the newly formed Cabinet of incoming Premier Wu Den-yih.[5] Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Yang served as representative to Ireland,[6] Australia,[7] and Indonesia.[8] As Minister of Foreign Affairs he also holds the position of Vice-Chairman within the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

ROC Presidential Office Secretary-General[edit]

ROC Presidential Office Building Truck Attack[edit]

Commenting on the truck attack to the ROC Presidential Office Building on January 2014, Yang said that a team will be established and charged with improving security around the building.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NSC Secretary-General King Pu-tsung stepping down". focustaiwan.tw. 
  2. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2007/08/09/taiwan-names-new-representative-ri.html
  3. ^ Deputy Secretary-General to the President. "Secretary-General to the President". English.president.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Timothy Yang Video | Interviews". Ovguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  5. ^ "ANN". Asianewsnet.net. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  6. ^ "大紀元 - 悉尼僑界舉辦楊進添代表榮調歡送餐會". Epochtimes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  7. ^ "最新、最貼近你的新聞和輿論資訊平台". imtv. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  8. ^ "404". cna.com.tw. 
  9. ^ "Bullet-proof door blocked truck within seconds: official". The China Post. 2014-01-26. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
Government offices
Preceded by
ROC Representative to Indonesia
Succeeded by
Andrew Hsia[1]
Preceded by
Francisco Ou
ROC Foreign Minister
Succeeded by
David Lin
Preceded by
Tseng Yung-chuan
Secretary-General to the ROC President
Succeeded by
Tseng Yung-chuan

  1. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/12/taiwan-appoints-senior-official-new-teto-chief.html