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Government official

James Chu Yul Soong, Chinese government official. Chairman Motion Picture Development Foundation of Republic of China, 1979-1984; chairman Hua-hsia Investment Corporation; board directors Chinese Institute Public Opinion, since 1980, National Fund for Literature and Arts, since 1982. Member Delta Phi Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Background

Soong, James Chu Yul was born on March 16, 1942 in Hsiangtan, Hunan, China. Son of Ta and Tiao-jung (Hu).

Education

Bachelor of Laws, National Chengchi University, 1964. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1967. Medical Science Liaison Society, Catholic University, Washington, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1974. Doctor in Law and Government (honorary), Catholic University, 1995. Doctor (honorary), University South Australia, 1995.

Career

Personal secretary to premier Executive Yuan, Taipei, 1974-1977. Associate professor National Taiwan University, 1975-1979. Personal secretary to president Presidential Office, 1978-1979.

Deputy director general Government information Office, 1977-1979, director general, government spokesman, 1979-1984. Director general Department Cultural Affairs, Kuomintang, 1984-1987. Deputy secretary general Central Committee, 1987-1989.

Secretary general Central Committee Kuomintang, 1989-1993. Governor Taiwan Provincial Government, 1993-1994, elected governor, 1994-1998, 2000—2003. Central standing committee Kuomintang, since 1988.

Chairman People First Party, 2000—2003. Managing director China television Company, since 1984, Taiwan television Enterprise, since 1984.

Membership

Chairman Motion Picture Development Foundation of Republic of China, 1979-1984. Chairman Hua-hsia Investment Corporation. Board directors Chinese Institute Public Opinion, since 1980, National Fund for Literature and Arts, since 1982.

Member Delta Phi Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Connections

Son of; married Viola Chen, December 26, 1966. Children: Chen-yuan, Chen-mai.

father:
Ta Son

mother:
Tiao-jung (Hu) Son

spouse:
Viola Chen

child:
Chen-yuan Soong

child:
Chen-mai Soong