Lin Hsin-i

Lin Hsin-i (Chinese: 林信義; pinyin: Lín Xìnyì; born 2 December 1946) is a Taiwanese businessman. He served in the Democratic Progressive Party administration as Minister of Economic Affairs between 2000 and 2002, then as Vice Premier between 2002 and 2004.[2]

Lin Hsin-i
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Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
1 February 2002 – 20 May 2004
PremierYu Shyi-kun
Preceded byLai In-Jaw
Succeeded byYeh Chu-lan
Minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development of the Executive Yuan
In office
1 February 2002 – 20 May 2004
Preceded byChen Po-chih
Succeeded byHu Sheng-cheng
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 2000 – 1 February 2002
Preceded byWang Chih-kang
Succeeded byChristine Tsung
Personal details
Born (1946-12-02) 2 December 1946 (age 74)
Tainan, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Alma materNational Cheng Kung University
Oklahoma City University[1]

In November 2005, while a Senior Presidential Adviser, Lin attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Busan, South Korea, in place of Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian. Because of opposition from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan's senior leaders are unable to attend APEC events in person and must send a ministerial-level envoy. He was Chairman of the Industrial Technology Research Institute from 2004 to 2008.

A graduate of National Cheng Kung University, Lin was an executive in the car industry before entering politics.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Premier asks deputy, secretary to stay". Taipei Times. 17 April 2004. Retrieved 12 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)