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A conversation about Taiwan’s economic future, moderated by Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
Eric Chu was the first Mayor of the newly-created Special Municipality of New Taipei, a position he held from 2010-2018. He has also served in several other elected offices and government posts in Taiwan during his career, including as a member of the Legislative Yuan (1999-2001), Magistrate of Taoyuan County (2001-2009), and Vice Premier of the Republic of China (2009-2010). In 2015, he became the chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang), and he was the party’s nominee in the January 2016 presidential election.
Dr. Chu holds a bachelor’s degree in management from National Taiwan University, and a master’s degree in finance and a Ph.D. in accounting from New York University. He taught as an assistant professor at City University of New York before returning to Taiwan and joining the faculty of National Taiwan University, where he was promoted with tenure in 1997.