Chen Ming-tong (Chinese: 陳明通; pinyin: Chén Míngtōng; born 25 November 1955) is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan from 2007 to 2008, and was reappointed to the position in 2018.

Chen Ming-tong
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Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Republic of China
Assumed office
19 March 2018
Preceded byKatharine Chang
Lin Cheng-yi (acting)
In office
10 April 2007 – 20 May 2008
Preceded byJoseph Wu
Succeeded byLai Shin-yuan
Deputy Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council
In office
20 May 2000 – 19 May 2004
MinisterTsai Ing-wen
Personal details
Born (1955-11-25) 25 November 1955 (age 64)
Taichung County, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Alma materNational Taiwan University


Chen obtained his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in political science from National Taiwan University (NTU) in 1979, 1981 and 1991, respectively.

Early careersEdit

Chen worked as a researcher in the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission of the Taipei City Government in 1983-1984. After finishing his doctoral degree, he worked as associate professor followed by professor at the Graduate Institute of National Development of NTU from 1992 to 2000.

Political careersEdit

He led the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) between 2007 and 2008, then returned to NTU. In 2018, he succeeded Katharine Chang as MAC minister.[1][2]


  1. ^ Huang, Jewel (17 April 2007). "Newsmaker: Chen Ming-tong is part of the strategy". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ Hsu, Stacy (24 February 2018). "Reshuffle targets security, diplomacy". Taipei Times. Retrieved 24 February 2018.

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