Yu Kuo-hwa

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yu.
Yu Kuo-hwa
Traditional Chinese 俞國華
Simplified Chinese 俞国华

Yu Kuo-hwa (Chinese: 俞國華) (January 10, 1915 – October 4, 2000) was the Premier of the Republic of China from 1984 to 1989.


He was born on 10 January 1915 in Fenghua, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China. He studied for degrees at Harvard University and the London School of Economics.

He was appointed as Minister of Finance on 29 November 1967 and became Governor of the Central Bank of China in 1969.

As Premier, Yu was responsible for ending Taiwan's 38 years of martial law in 1987.[1][2] In October 1988, he walked out of a meeting of the Legislative Yuan, the first time a government official had done so, as extensive debate made it impossible for Yu to deliver his reports.[3] He died from complications from leukemia at 4pm on 4 October 2000 at the Veterans' General Hospital in Taipei.[4]

Yu was preceded by Sun Yun-suan and succeeded by Lee Huan.

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  1. ^ "Taiwan Cabinet Offers a Bill To End 38-Year Martial Law". New York Times. Associated Press. 4 July 1987. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Doerner, William R. (25 January 1988). "Taiwan The End of a Dynasty". Time. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Premier Takes Historic Walk". Taiwan Today. 3 November 1988. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Former premier Yu Kuo-hwa passes away in Taipei". Taipei Times. 5 October 2000. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Chen Ching-yu
ROC Finance Minister
Succeeded by
Kwoh-Ting Li
Preceded by
Sun Yun-suan
Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Lee Huan