|9th Ambassador to Denmark of the Republic of China|
1 January 2019
|2nd Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council of the Republic of China|
20 May 2016 - 25 February 2018
|National Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of China|
24 July 2015 - 19 May 2016
|15th Director-General of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of China|
5 May 2014 - 23 July 2015
|8th Deputy Minister (Armaments) of National Defense of the Republic of China|
16 January 2014 - 4 May 2014
|4th Commander of the Republic of China Army|
16 August 2011 - 15 January 2014
|Vice Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces|
16 May 2011 - 15 August 2011
|25th Commander of the Republic of China Military Police|
1 June 2009 - 15 May 2011
|5th Vice President of National Defense University|
1 March 2008 - 31 May 2009
|Born||2 August 1952 (age 67)|
Donggang Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Alma mater||Republic of China Military Academy|
National Taiwan University
National Chung Hsing University
|Allegiance||Republic of China|
|Branch/service|| Republic of China Army (1974-2009, 2011-2015)|
Republic of China Military Police (2009-2011)
|Years of service||1974-2015|
|Battles/wars||Third Taiwan Strait Crisis|
Lee Shying-jow or Lee Hsiang-chou (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born 2 August 1952) is a military personnel, serving for Taiwan. He is the incumbent Ambassador to Denmark, and was formerly the 4th Commanding General of the Republic of China Army (ROCA), 8th Deputy Minister of National Defense (MND), the 15th Director-General of the National Security Bureau (NSB) and the 2nd Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council (VAC).
Lee later entered the Republic of China Army Preparatory School right after his completion of junior high school at age 15. He then later graduated from the Republic of China Military Academy in 1974 as a Missile Officer.
Lee served as the Commander of Military Police (ROCMP) from 1 June 2009 to 16 May 2011. He was promoted to General of the ROC Army on 16 May 2011 and appointed as the Vice Chief of the General Staff under Admiral Lin Chen-yi, the then Chief of the General Staff.
General Lee was appointed to success General Yang Tien-hsiao as the Commanding General of the ROC Army on 16 August 2011.
On 16 July and 8 August 2013, General Lee tendered his resignation from his chief position and from the Ministry of National Defense due to the poor handling of the minister on the death scandal of Corporal Hung Chung-chiu, but was rejected by Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu and Yen Ming. Both Kao and Yen asked him to stay in his post.
In early April 2014, speaking to the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan, Lee said that if the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were to invade Taiwan, they need at least four months for assault preparation, thus translated to the amount of advance warning Taiwan needs in such scenario. In the event of cross-strait war, the command has to come from Zhongnanhai, the headquarter of the Communist Party of China, by the task force formation at the Central Military Commission. The next step would be recalling all of the Chinese envoys in Taiwan, execute economic preparations and tighten control of Taiwanese business people in Mainland China. He added that Taiwan has already prepared relevant measures with other countries and military reserve would be called in such attack scenario. Military confidence building measure can only be built between ROC Armed Forces and PLA only if Beijing renounces the use of force to achieve Chinese reunification. The ROC Ministry of National Defense however would always remain neutral in any cross-strait issues, he added.
On 28 April 2016, Lee Hsiang-chou was designated to be the new Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council. He then took office on 20 May 2016. Prior to assuming the position, Lee registered as a political independent, ending his affiliation with the Kuomintang, which he had joined in 1969,
In December 2016, on his way to visit Thailand from Taiwan, Lee was denied stopover entry into Singapore for the purpose of visiting veterans of the Republic of China Armed Forces residing in the small island nation.
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