Wu Rong-i (Chinese: 吳榮義; pinyin: Wú Róngyì; born 15 December 1939) is a Taiwanese politician. Wu was the Vice Premier in 2005–2006.,[1] and now serves as senior advisor to Tsai Ing-wen, current President of Taiwan, and as Chairman of Taiwania Capital Management Corporation, the investment arm of Taiwan.

Wu Rong-i
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Wu in May 2010
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
1 February 2005 – 25 January 2006
PremierFrank Hsieh
Preceded byYeh Chu-lan
Succeeded byTsai Ing-wen
Personal details
Born15 December 1939 (1939-12-15) (age 83)
Yanchao, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Alma materNational Taiwan University
Catholic University of Leuven


In 1962 and 1965, Wu received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the National Taiwan University. Afterward, he obtained his doctoral degree in economics from Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.


From 1992 to 1993, Wu served as Commissioner and Member of the Fair Trade Commission (Taiwan). He became Director and President of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research from 1993 until 2005, and from 2005 onwards he was Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan of Taiwan. From 2001 to 2005, Wu was President and Chairman of Taiwan Stock Exchange. He has also served as Chairman of Taiwan Brain Trust and Taiwan Futures Exchange, and as Advisor to the Taiwan delegation to the APEC Ministerial and Leaders' Meetings.

Cross-strait relationsEdit

In October 2005, Wu said that Chinese unification is highly unlikely to happen during his lifetime unless Beijing uses force. However, he considers Mainland China as a big brother, and wish to take the opportunity for Taiwanese to invest in the mainland and have peaceful relation with them.[2]

In early October 2013 during the cross-strait peace forum in Shanghai in which attended by officials from the Communist Party of China, Pan-Blue Coalition and Pan-Green Coalition, Wu proposed the idea that Taiwan and Mainland China represent an "allegiance of brotherhood".[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Wu Rong-i becomes vice premier - Taipei Times". taipeitimes.com. 19 February 2005. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  2. ^ "Taiwan's Wu Won't See Unification With China 'In His Lifetime' - Bloomberg". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  3. ^ "China can only develop with peace - Taipei Times". taipeitimes.com. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-22.