Minister of Foreign Affairs (Republic of China)

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This is a list of foreign ministers of the Republic of China (based in Taiwan since 1949), heading its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Political Party:   Kuomintang   Democratic Progressive Party   Non-partisan/ unknown

Name Starting Date Leaving Date Portrait
Lou Tseng-Tsiang March 1912 September 1912 Lou Tseng-Tsiang 01.jpg
Lou Tseng-Tsiang November 1912 September 1913 Lou Tseng-Tsiang 01.jpg
Lou Tseng-Tsiang 27 January 1915 17 May 1916 Lou Tseng-Tsiang 01.jpg
Wu Tingfang 7 November 1917 30 November 1917 Wu Tingfang2.jpg
Lou Tseng-Tsiang 30 November 1917 13 August 1920 Lou Tseng-Tsiang 01.jpg
Chen Lu (acting) November 1918 December 1919 Chen Lu.jpg
Wu Tingfang 1921 1922 Wu Tingfang2.jpg
C. C. Wu (Wu Chaoshu)[1] 1923
1927
1924
1928
Wu Chaoshu.jpg
Huang Fu 1924 Huang Fu Colour.jpg
Wang Zhengting[2] June 14, 1928 Wang Zhengting.jpg
Alfred Sze (Shi Zhaoji) 1931 Alfred Sao-ke Sze2.jpg
Eugene Chen (Chen Youren)[3] June 1, 1931 Chen Youren.jpg
Luo Wengan 1932 Luo Wengan.jpg
Wang Jingwei August 18, 1933 Wang Jingwei.jpg
Chang Chun (Zhang Qun) December 16, 1933 Zhang Qun.jpg
Wang Ch'ung-hui (Wang Chonghui) March 6, 1937 Wang Chonghui 01.jpg
Quo Tai-chi (Guo Taiqi) June 30, 1941 Guo Taiqi.jpg
T. V. Soong (Song Ziwen)[4] October 30, 1942 T. V. Soong.jpg
Wang Shih-chieh (Wang Shijie) May 31, 1948 Wang Shijie1.jpg
Wu Tieh-cheng (Wu Tiecheng) December 22, 1948 Wu Tiecheng2.jpg
Fu Bingchang (Appointed only) Fu Bingchang.jpg
Hu Shih (Appointed only) Hu Shih.jpg
Portrait Name Term of Office Days Political Party Premier
1 George K. C. Yeh.jpg George Yeh (Yeh Kung-ch'ao) October 1, 1949 July 14, 1958 3208 Kuomintang Yan Xishan
Chen Cheng I
Yu Hung-Chun
Chen Cheng II
2 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Huang Shao-ku July 14, 1958 May 31, 1960 687 Kuomintang Chen Cheng II
3 Minister of Foreign Affairs Shen Chang-huan 外交部部長沈昌煥.jpg Shen Chang-huan May 31, 1960 May 27, 1966 2187 Kuomintang Chen Cheng II
Yen Chia-kan
4 Wei Daoming.jpg Wei Tao-ming May 27, 1966 March 31, 1971 1769 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
5 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chou Shu-kai March 31, 1971 May 29, 1972 425 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
6 Minister of Foreign Affairs Shen Chang-huan 外交部部長沈昌煥.jpg Shen Chang-huan May 29, 1972 December 16, 1978 2392 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
Sun Yun-suan
7 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chiang Yen-si December 20, 1978 December 19, 1979 364 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
8 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chu Fu-sung December 19, 1979 April 22, 1987 2681 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hua
9 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Ting Mao-shih April 22, 1987 July 20, 1988 455 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
10 2005KMT NanjingTour LienChan.jpg Lien Chan July 20, 1988 June 1, 1990 681 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
11 T2009PressConference 20080225 Fredrick Chien.jpg Fredrick Chien (Chien Foo) June 1, 1990 June 10, 1996 2201 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
12 2006KwangHwaComputerMarketRelaunch JohnHYChiang.jpg John Chang (Chiang Hsiao-yen)[5] June 10, 1996 October 20, 1997 497 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
13 Jason Hu Lecheng at Temple Matsu.jpg Jason Hu (Hu Chih-chiang)[6] October 20, 1997 November 30, 1999 771 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
14 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Chien-jen November 30, 1999 May 20, 2000 172 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
15 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Tien Hung-mao[7] May 20, 2000 February 1, 2002 622 Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung I
16 Eugene Chien in Environmental Protection and Rebuild Normal Hiking 2013, District 300-A2 Lions Clubs International 20131013.JPG Eugene Chien (Chien You-hsin)[8] February 1, 2002 April 16, 2004 805 Kuomintang Yu Shyi-kun
17 Voa chinese Chen Tangshan 01Dec09.jpg Mark Chen (Chen Tang-shan)[9] April 16, 2004 January 25, 2006 649 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
18 Voa chinese James Huang 1sep06.jpg James Huang (Huang Chih-Fang)[10] January 25, 2006 May 5, 2008 1196 Independent Su Tseng-chang I
Chang Chun-hsiung II
Voa chinese Yang Tzu-pao 10arpil08.jpg Yang Tzu-pao May 6, 2008 May 19, 2008 13 Chang Chun-hsiung II
19 Voa chinese taiwan Ou-Hung-lian-minister-of-MOFA 11june09.jpg Francisco Ou (Ou-Hung-lian) May 20, 2008 September 10, 2009 478 Kuomintang Liu Chao-shiuan
20 Voa chinese Yang Chin-tien 15Sept09.jpg Timothy Yang (Yang Chin-tien) September 10, 2009 September 26, 2012 1112 Kuomintang Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
21 David Yung-Lo Lin.jpg David Lin (Lin Yung-Lo) September 27, 2012 May 20, 2016 1331 Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
22 新任外交部長李大維首度到立法院外交國防委員會報告及備詢 (cropped).jpg David Lee (Lee Ta-wei) May 20, 2016 February 26, 2018 647 Kuomintang Lin Chuan
William Lai
23 Yhf2.jpg Joseph Wu (Wu Jaushieh) February 26, 2018 Incumbent 514 Democratic Progressive Party William Lai
Su Tseng-chang II

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References[edit]

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