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Jiang Yi-huah

Taiwan launches integrity probe for top officials

Taiwan Premier Jiang Yi-huah. Photo: AFP

Taiwan is carrying out a review looking at the integrity of its top-tier politicians, a report said on Wednesday, after a string of high-profile corruption scandals that have rocked the island.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 6:37pm

High hopes as Jiang Yi-huah grabs the premier's reins in Taiwan

Jiang Yi-huah (right) receives the official seal from Sean Chen (left) and Wu Den-yih. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan's new premier, Jiang Yi-huah, was officially sworn in on Monday, becoming the island's third most powerful man and a potential frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election. Analysts said his appointment was a blow to the chances of Vice-President Wu Den-yih and New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu Li-luan, also seen as possible Kuomintang candidates for president.

19 Feb 2013 - 5:14am

Daunting tasks await new Taiwanese premier Jiang Yi-huah

Premier Sean Chen faces the press after formally announcing his resignation. Chen has said he is stepping aside for health reasons. Photo: AFP

Critics are already questioning whether Jiang, 53, will be able to hold on to the post longer than his predecessor, Sean Chen, who submitted his resignation to Ma late last month for "health reasons" after heading the cabinet for a year.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

Fears over new Taiwanese minister's lack of economic experience

Taiwanese premier-designate Jiang Yi-huah. Photo: AFP

Taiwanese premier-designate Jiang Yi-huah plans to name an economics expert and a former deputy transport minister as key members of his cabinet to help rejuvenate the island's sagging economy.

5 Feb 2013 - 4:59am

Who said it?

Jiang Yi-huah

What is more important is to pick a person who is capable of having a macroeconomic mindset

Taiwan's incoming Premier, Jiang Yi-huah, on why he chose businessman Chang Chia-juch as economics minister


He was a servant leader in helping his brothers and sisters deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

5 Feb 2013 - 2:36am