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The Control Yuan
Control Yuan
(CY) one of the five branches of the Government of the Republic of China, is an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government. It may be compared to the Court of Auditors of the European Union or the Government Accountability Office of the United States. However, the clearest anaologous position is the State Comptroller of Israel, who, like the CY, is a hybrid between a government performance auditor and a political ombudsman.


1 History

1.1 Pre-republican China 1.2 Republican China 1.3 Taiwan

2 Powers and responsibilities 3 Structure

3.1 Council

3.1.1 Standing committees 3.1.2 Special
committees 3.1.3 Administrative Appeal Committee 3.1.4 Organizational affairs committees

3.2 Ministry of Audit

4 List of Presidents of the Control Yuan

4.1 Pre-1947 Constitution Ratification 4.2 Post-1947 Constitution Ratification

5 List of Vice Presidents of the Control Yuan

5.1 Pre-1947 Constitution Ratification 5.2 Post-1947 Constitution Ratification

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The Control Yuan
Control Yuan
was established in February 1931 succeeding the role of Auditing Yuan (Chinese: 審計院). Auditing Yuan was subsequently downgraded to a ministry and incorporated into the Control Yuan.[1] Pre-republican China[edit] The idea for the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
was inspired by a long tradition of supervision used in past dynasties, ranging from the Censor (御史; yù shǐ) established by the Qin (秦) and Han (漢) dynasties to the tái (臺) and jiàn (諫) offices established under the Sui (隋) and Tang (唐) dynasties (tai were selected to supervise civil officials and military officers, while jian were selected to counsel the emperor on supervisory matters) to the Board of Public Censors (都察院; dūchá-yuàn) selected under the Ming (明) and Qing (清) dynasties. Most of these offices also operated local and provincial branches to supervise local governments. Under the Qing dynasty, the Board of Public Censors consisted of forty or fifty members, and two presidents, one of Manchu
ancestry and the other of Chinese ancestry.[2][3] They were, in theory, allowed to send one censor to participate in the meetings of all government boards. The Board's powers were minimized by the time of political flux which preceded the end of the Empire. Republican China[edit]

Entrance gate to the former Control Yuan
Control Yuan
in Nanjing.

Former Legislative Yuan
Legislative Yuan
and Control Yuan
Control Yuan
Building in Nanjing.

As a republican phenomenon, the idea of government supervision and audit was adopted by Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen
during his involvement with the Tongmenghui
as part of five proposed branches of republican government. Following the establishment of the provisional republican government, the traditional three branches were initially put in place. By 1928, however, the Control and Examination Yuans were established by the provisional government. A sixth Auditing Yuan (審計院; pinyin: Shěnjì Yuàn) was established in February 1928, but in February 1931, the Auditing Yuan was downgraded to the current Ministry of Audit and incorporated into the Control Yuan. The first formal Control Yuan
Control Yuan
was elected by provincial, municipal, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Overseas Chinese representative councils and was first convened in 1948 following the enactment of the 1947 Constitution. Most branch offices of the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
were closed following the KMT evacuation to Taiwan
from the mainland. Taiwan[edit] In 1992, the selection process for the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
was reformed by constitutional amendment, with representative council elections being replaced by National Assembly confirmations. This was further reformed in 2000 by the replacement of the National Assembly with the Legislative Yuan
Legislative Yuan
for confirmation elections. At the end of 2004 President Chen Shui-bian sent a list of nominees to positions in the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
to the Legislative Yuan
Legislative Yuan
for approval. The Pan-Blue Coalition, which then held a majority in the Legislative Yuan, refused to ratify President Chen's nominees and demanded that he submit a new list. The political deadlock that resulted stopped the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
from functioning from February 2005 to July 2008. Following the election of President Ma of the Pan-Blue Coalition, the Legislative Yuan
Legislative Yuan
ratified a new list of members of the Control Yuan and Wang Chien-shien
Wang Chien-shien
was appointed to be its President. Powers and responsibilities[edit]

Impeachment Censure Supervision Audit Investigation of officials Receipt of petition complaints concerning officials Supervising of Examination Yuan
Examination Yuan
exams for prospective government workers Implementation of the freedom of information legislation (through Taiwan's Sunshine Acts) for financial transactions and gifts involving politicians Suggestion of corrective measures to correct issues of neglect or malfunction in the Executive Yuan Human rights protection International collaboration with ombudsman and human rights institutions, including the International Ombudsman


The Control Yuan
Control Yuan

The structure of the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
consists of the President, Vice President, a 27-member council and the Ministry of Audit (also known as the National Audit Office). Council[edit] The council of the Yuan, chaired by the Yuan President, is divided into a number of committees to fulfill the Yuan's various purposes. Standing committees[edit] The seven standing committees cover the following :

Domestic and ethnic minority affairs Foreign and overseas Chinese affairs National defense and intelligence affairs Finance and economic affairs Education and cultural affairs Transportation, communications and procurement affairs Judicial affairs and prison administration

committees[edit] In addition, Control Yuan
Control Yuan
members join five special committees:

Committee on Statutory Studies Committee on Consultation Committee on Discipline for Control Yuan
Control Yuan
Members Committee on Anti-Corruption Committee on Human Rights Protection

Administrative Appeal Committee[edit] An Administrative Appeal Committee, operated under the aegis of the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
but consisting of both members and non-members of the Control Yuan, considers administrative appeals which are inappropriate to both the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
proper and the Ministry of Audit. Organizational affairs committees[edit]

Budgetary Planning and Administrative Committee - which provides suggestions on the planning and drawing up of the Control Yuan’s annual budget International Affairs Committee - which provides for collaboration and communication with the audit and ombudsman institutions of other governments.

No member of the Control Yuan
Control Yuan
can hold another public office or profession while serving in the branch (according to Article 103 of the constitution), and members must be able to perform absent of partisan control or influence. Members can vote in no more than three committees and can join additional committees as non-voting members. Each committee can have up to 14 members and usually elects a convenor amongst themselves to chair committee meetings. Ministry of Audit[edit] The Ministry of Audit, also known as the National Audit Office and headed by an auditor-general who is nominated by the President of the Republic and appointed with consent of Parliament, exercises the Control Yuan's power of audit. It consists of five departments:

General public affairs audit department National defense expenditures audit department Special
public affairs audit department State-run corporations and government-owned businesses audit department Financial affairs audit department (also in charge of supervising local government audits)

Subordinate agencies are largely local extensions of the Ministry:

Municipality Audit Division New Taipei
Municipality Audit Division Taichung Municipality Audit Division Tainan Municipality Audit Division Kaohsiung Municipality Audit Division Audit Offices of Various Counties and Cities

List of Presidents of the Control Yuan[edit] Main article: List of Presidents of the Control Yuan

Chang Po-ya, the incumbent President of the Control Yuan.

Pre-1947 Constitution Ratification[edit]

Cai Yuanpei
Cai Yuanpei
(8 October 1928 – 29 August 1929) not inauguration Zhao Daiwen (趙戴文) (29 August 1929 – 18 November 1930) not inauguration Yu Youren
Yu Youren
(18 November 1930 – 9 June 1948)

Post-1947 Constitution Ratification[edit]

Yu Youren
Yu Youren
(9 June 1948 – 10 November 1964)

Li Shih-tsung (李嗣璁) (10 November 1964 – 17 August 1965) acting

Li Shih-tsung (李嗣璁) (17 August 1965 – 15 May 1972)

Chang Wei-han (張維翰) (15 May 1972 – 19 March 1973) acting

Yu Chun-hsien (余俊賢) (19 March 1973 – 12 March 1987) Huang Tzuen-chiou (黃尊秋) (12 March 1987 – 1 February 1993) Chen Li-an (1 February 1993 – 23 September 1995)

Cheng Shuei-chih (鄭水枝) (23 September 1995 – 1 September 1996) acting

Wang Tso-yung (王作榮) (1 September 1996 – 1 February 1999) Fredrick Chien
Fredrick Chien
Foo (1 February 1999 – 1 February 2005)

Post vacant (1 February 2005 – 1 August 2008)

Wang Chien-shien
Wang Chien-shien
(1 August 2008 – 31 July 2014) Chang Po-ya
Chang Po-ya
(31 July 2014 – present)

List of Vice Presidents of the Control Yuan[edit] Main article: List of Vice Presidents of the Control Yuan

Sun Ta-chuan, the incumbent Vice President of the Control Yuan.

Pre-1947 Constitution Ratification[edit]

Chen Guofu
Chen Guofu
(8 October 1928 – 28 December 1931) Ding Weifen
Ding Weifen
(28 December 1931 – 7 December 1935) Hsu Chung-chih (許崇智) (7 December 1935 – 27 December 1941) Liu Shangqing (劉尚清) (27 December 1941 – 20 February 1947) Huang Shaohong
Huang Shaohong
(7 June 1947 – 27 October 1947) Liu Zhe (劉哲) (27 October 1947 – 4 June 1948)

Post-1947 Constitution Ratification[edit]

Liu Zhe (劉哲) (12 June 1948 – 7 January 1954) Liang Shang-tung (梁上棟) (18 August 1954 – 12 July 1957) Lee Hsi-chong (李嗣璁) (12 April 1958 – 17 August 1965) Chang Wei-han (張維翰) (2 November 1965 – 19 March 1973) Chou Pai-lian (周百鍊) (19 March 1973 – 24 March 1981) Huang Tzuen-chiou (黃尊秋) (24 March 1981 - 12 March 1987) Ma Kung-chun (12 March 1987 – 30 December 1991) Lin Rong-San (20 February 1992 – 1 February 1993) Cheng Shuei-chih (鄭水枝) (1 February 1993 – 1 February 1999) Cheng Meng-lin (陳孟鈴) (1 February 1999 – 1 February 2005) Chen Jinn-lih (24 November 2008 – 31 July 2014) Sun Ta-chuan
Sun Ta-chuan
(1 August 2014 – present)

See also[edit]

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Supervision Commission of the People's Republic of China Government of the Republic of China Politics of the Republic of China State Comptroller of Israel
State Comptroller of Israel
(A similar office of a government monitor) Censorate


^ http://www.cy.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=6036&CtNode=989&mp=21 ^ Hawke's Bay Herald. Volume XXXV, Issue 11595. Monday, July 23, 1900. Page 2. ^ The Statesman's year-book, Volume 47. Page 685.

External links[edit]

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