Tung Hsiang-lung

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Tung Hsiang-lung
董翔龍
Navy (ROCA) Admiral Tung Hsiang-lung 海軍上將董翔龍 (20110816 總統主持嚴德發中將晉任陸軍二級上將授階及頒授楊天嘯上將三等寶鼎勳章授勳典禮 b1f7cd5af3d67622a883e56e6be2a0dd6f923210).jpg
1st Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council of the Republic of China
In office
1 November 2013 – 20 May 2016
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Lee Hsiang-chou[1]
14th Minister of the Veterans Affairs Commission of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China
In office
1 August 2013 – 31 October 2013
Preceded by Tseng Jing-ling
Succeeded by Position abolished
4th Commander of the Republic of China Navy[3]
In office
16 May 2011[2] – 31 July 2013
Preceded by Kao Kuang-chi
Succeeded by Chen Yeong-kang[4]
6th Commander of the Republic of China Combined Logistics Forces
In office
1 November 2008 – 15 May 2011
Preceded by Kin Nai-chie
Succeeded by Wu Yo-ming
Personal details
Born 21 September 1952 (1952-09-21) (age 65)
Chiayi City, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Alma mater Republic of China Naval Academy
United States Naval Institute
Northwestern University
Naval War College
Military service
Allegiance Republic of China
Service/branch Republic of China Navy
Years of service 1974–2013
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars Third Taiwan Strait Crisis

Tung Hsiang-lung (Chinese: 董翔龍; pinyin: Dǒng Xiánglóng) is a politician in the Republic of China (Taiwan).[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

He was the commander of the ROCN from 16 May 2011 to 31 July 2013. He was also the Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) from 1 August 2013 to 20 May 2016.[5][6]

In early October 2013 during a legislative session, he said the VAC will stop issuing subsidies to ROC veterans that are found to hold PRC citizenship, citing the amendment to article 27 of the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area that was passed in March 2004. He added that the VAC had found a total of 12 veterans who currently reside in Mainland China and hold PRC nationality. However, if those 12 veterans give up their PRC nationality and apply to reinstate their ROC nationality in the future, they could again apply for the annual subsidy from the VAC.[8]

Commenting on the vast number of retired ROC generals attending the 90th anniversary of Whampoa Military Academy, he said that there were a total of 3,000 retired ROC generals, and that the council had no authority to question the movement and schedule of every retired general since they are basically civilians after retiring from the ROC Armed Forces.[9]

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