Yu Kuo-hwa

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yu.

Yu Kuo-hwa (simplified Chinese: 俞国华; traditional Chinese: 俞國華; pinyin: Yú Guóhuá) (January 10, 1914 – October 4, 2000) was the Premier of the Republic of China from 1984 to 1989.


He was born on 10 January 1914 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. He died from complications from leukemia at 4pm on 4 October 2000 at the Veterans' General Hospital in Taipei.

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

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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