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Government official , prime minister

Kuo-Hwa Yu, government official, former prime minister Republic of China.


Yu, Kuo-Hwa was born on January 10, 1914 in Chekiang, China. Son of Cho-Ping and Eir-Ying (Hu) Yu.


Bachelor, Tsinghua University, 1934. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1946. Postgraduate, London School Economic, 1947.

DComm (honorary), St. John's University, 1973.


Secretary to president National Military Council, 1936—1944. Alternate executive director International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1947—1950, International Monetary Fund, 1951—1955. President Central Trust China, 1955—1961.

Managing director China Development Corporation, 1959—1967. Chairman board Bank of China, 1961—1967, China Insurance Company Ltd., 1961—1967. Alternate governor International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1964—1967.

Governor China, 1967—1969. Minister finance, 1967—1969. Minister state, 1969—1984.

Chairman Council Economic Planning and Development, 1977—1984. Governor Central Bank Republican China, 1969—1984, International Monetary Fund, 1969—1980, Asian Development Bank, 1969—1984. Member Central Standing Committee, Kuomintang, from 1979.

Prime minister China, 1984—1989. Senior advisor to president China, from 1989.


Married Toong Metsung, June 1946. Children: Frank, Philip.

Cho-Ping Yu

Eir-Ying (Hu) Yu

Toong Metsung

Frank Yu

Philip Yu