The heads of government of all Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Member Economies meet annually in a summit called "APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting" rotating in location among APEC's Member Economies. However, due to the nature of the Economic Forum of APEC and One China Policy, the President of the Republic of China is not allowed to appear in APEC and President of the Republic of China appoints a special envoy every year to attend APEC Meeting under the name Chinese Taipei.
|Year||Representative||President||Capacity as Representative||Other official office(s) held||Former official office(s) held|
|1991||Vincent Siew||Lee Teng-hui||Chairman for Economic Planning Development||Minister of Economic Affairs (1990–1993)|
|1994||Vincent Siew||none||Minister of Economic Affairs (1990–1993)|
|1995||Koo Chen-fu||Senior Advisor [to the President]||Chairman, SEF||National Policy Advisor (1988–1991)|
|1998||Chiang Pin-kung||Chairman for Economic Planning Development||Minister of State||Minister of Economic Affairs (1993–1996)|
|2000||Perng Fai-nan||Chen Shui-bian||Representative of the Economic Leader||Governor, Central Bank of China|
|2002||Yuan-Tseh Lee||Chen Shui-bian||Representative of the Economic Leader||President, Academia Sinica||National Policy Advisor (1991–1994)|
|2005||Lin Hsin-i||Senior Advisor [to the President]||Chairman, ITRI||Vice Premier (2002–2004); Minister of Economic Affairs (2000–2002)|
|2008||Lien Chan||Ma Ying-jeou||Representative of the Economic Leader||Vice President (1996–2000), Premier (1993–1997)|
|2013||Vincent Siew||Vice President (2008–2012), Premier (1997–2000)|
|2016||James Soong||Tsai Ing-wen||Senior Advisor [to the President]||Governor of Taiwan Province (1993–1998)|
- ^ Leadership in semi-governmental organizations are classified here as "official offices."
- ^ President Chen Shui-bian had appointed former Vice President Li Yuan-zu as his envoy, but the PRC, which was hosting the summit, objected to his choice and the Chinese Taipei delegation decided to boycott.
- ^ President Chen's original choice of Legislative Yuan President Wang Jin-pyng was rejected by the host South Korea (after the PRC objected to the choice). Chen also applied to attend personally but was denied his request.
- ^ President Chen's original choice of former Vice Premier Tsai Ing-wen was rejected by Australia (at the request of the PRC) because of her alleged involvement in formulating the "One Country on Each Side" theory.
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