Timothy Yang

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Timothy Yang
File:Voa chinese Yang Chin-tien 15Sept09.jpg
Secretary-General of the Presidential Office of the Republic of China
In office
27 September 2012 – 12 February 2015[1]
President Ma Ying-jeou
Deputy Lo Chih-chiang and Hsiung Kuang-hua
Preceded by Tseng Yung-chuan
Succeeded by Tseng Yung-chuan (designated)
Foreign Minister of the Republic of China
In office
10 September 2009 – 27 September 2012
Deputy Shen Lyu-shun and Kuoyu Tung
Preceded by Francisco Ou
Succeeded by David Lin
ROC Representative to Indonesia
In office
2007 – 10 September 2009
ROC Representative to Australia
In office
ROC Representative to Ireland
In office
Personal details
Born 1 July 1942 (1942-07) (age 75)
Changhua, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg 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 of the Republic of China serving under President Ma Ying-Jeou. He is currently the Secretary-General to the President of the Republic of China.[2]

Early life

Yang was born in Ershui, Changhua County[3] and earned his bachelor's degree in diplomacy at the National Chengchi University.

Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

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.[4] Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Yang served as representative to Ireland,[5] Australia,[6] and Indonesia.[7] As Minister of Foreign Affairs he also holds the position of Vice-Chairman within the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

ROC Presidential Office Secretary-General

ROC Presidential Office Building Truck Attack

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.[8]

See also


  1. "NSC Secretary-General King Pu-tsung stepping down". focustaiwan.tw. 
  2. Deputy Secretary-General to the President. "Secretary-General to the President". English.president.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. "Timothy Yang Video | Interviews". Ovguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. "ANN". Asianewsnet.net. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  5. "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. 
  6. "最新、最貼近你的新聞和輿論資訊平台". imtv. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  7. "404". cna.com.tw. 
  8. "Bullet-proof door blocked truck within seconds: official". The China Post. 2014-01-26. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Francisco Ou
ROC Foreign Minister
Succeeded by
David Lin