Yu Kuo-hwa

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Yu Kuo-hwa (Chinese: 俞國華) (January 10, 1914 – October 4, 2000) was the Premier of the Republic of China from 1984 to 1989.

Yu Kuo-hwa
32nd Premier of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 1984 – 21 May 1989
PresidentChiang Ching-kuo
Lee Teng-hui
Vice PremierLin Yang-kang
Lien Chan
Preceded bySun Yun-suan
Succeeded byLee Huan
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China
In office
25 June 1969 – 30 May 1984
Preceded byHsu Po-yuan
Succeeded byChang Chi-cheng
Personal details
Born10 January 1914
Ningbo, Zhejiang, Republic of China
Died4 October 2000 (aged 86)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political partyKuomintang
Alma materHarvard University
London School of Economics
Yu Kuo-hwa
Traditional Chinese俞國華
Simplified Chinese俞国华


He was born on 10 January 1914 in Fenghua, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China. He studied for degrees at Harvard University and the London School of Economics.

He was appointed as Minister of Finance on 29 November 1967 and became Governor of the Central Bank of China in 1969.

As Premier, Yu was responsible for ending Taiwan's 38 years of martial law in 1987.[1][2] In October 1988, he walked out of a meeting of the Legislative Yuan, the first time a government official had done so, as extensive debate made it impossible for Yu to deliver his reports.[3] He died from complications from leukemia at 4pm on 4 October 2000 at the Veterans' General Hospital in Taipei.[4]

Yu was preceded by Sun Yun-suan and succeeded by Lee Huan.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Taiwan Cabinet Offers a Bill To End 38-Year Martial Law". New York Times. Associated Press. 4 July 1987. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ Doerner, William R. (25 January 1988). "Taiwan The End of a Dynasty". Time. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Premier Takes Historic Walk". Taiwan Today. 3 November 1988. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Former premier Yu Kuo-hwa passes away in Taipei". Taipei Times. 5 October 2000. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Chen Ching-yu
ROC Finance Minister
Succeeded by
Kwoh-Ting Li
Preceded by
Sun Yun-suan
Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Lee Huan