The Rise of Democracy: A Force for Enduring Global Peace
Recorded on September 14, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Yu Shyi-kun was a founding member of the Democratic Progressive
Party (DPP) and a Central Standing Committee Member for the first
four consecutive terms. He has served as the DPP Secretary General
and for two additional terms as a Central Standing Committee Member
before being elected Chairman of the DPP this year. Mr. Yu served
as Premier of Taiwan from 2002 to 2005 at which time he initiated
the "Challenge 2008 national Development Plan," a strategy aimed to
increase Taiwan's international competitiveness as well as upgrade
and promote quality of life and sustainable development for Taiwan.
He was appointed Chairman of the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
in 1998 and was Ilan County Magistrate for 8 years (1989-1997).