Chen Wei-jen appointed new Interior Minister
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-02-26 11:33 AM
Executive Yuan (EY) Secretary-General Chen Wei-jen has been named to succeed Lee Hong-yuan at the Ministry of the Interior in a wave of adjustments in the EY. Lee has said he will return to teaching rather than accept a post as minister without portfolio.

Other changes announced at the same time included Simon Chang, a minister without portfolio in the EY, who will shift into the newly created position of Minister of Science and Technology (MOST); Lin Yi-bing, currently the vice chairman of the National Science Council, and Chien Chung-lang, Deputy Executive Secretary of the EY’s Science and Technology Committee, who will serve as vice-ministers of MOST; and Chen De-sin, a member of the EY Legal Affairs Committee, who will take over the position of Permanent Secretary of the EY.

At the same time, Stephen Shen is leaving the post of Director of the Environmental Protection Bureau and will be succeeded by Professor Wei Kuo-yen of the Department of Geology at National Taiwan University (NTU) while the EY Secretary-General position will go to Vice Mayor Lee Si-chuan of New Taipei City. Chi Schive, who has been overseeing financial services as a minister without portfolio, will be replaced by National Security Council Deputy Secretary-General John Deng, and Chiang Been-huang, a professor of food science at NTU, will serve as a minister without portfolio in charge of science and technology as well as food safety in Taiwan.

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