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H. H. Kung


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K'ung Hsiang-hsi (孔祥熙, pinyin: Kǒng Xi?ngxī) (1881 - 1967), often known as H. H. Kung, was a wealthy China|Chinese banker and politician in the early 20th Century.

He was educated at Oberlin College and Yale University.

Kung was an early supporter of Sun Yat-sen and later of Chiang Kai-shek. He long served in the Republic of China government as minister of industry and commerce (1928?1931), List of finance ministers of the Republic of China|minister of finance (1933?1944), and governor of the Central Bank of China (1933?1945). He joined the central executive committee of the Kuomintang in 1931.

He served as Premier of the Republic of China from 1 January, 1938 - 20 November, 1939.

Kung married Soong Ai-ling, one of the Soong sisters.

After the retreat of the KMT to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese Civil War, he moved to the United States.

Kung shares the same surname with Confucius and claimed to be a 75th generation descendant.

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See also: History of the Republic of China

Category:1881 births|Kung, H. H.
Category:1967 deaths|Kung, H. H.
Category:Bankers|Kung,H. H.
Category:ROC politicians|Kung,H. H.

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