|Secretary-General to the President
23 December 1999 –19 May 2000
|Secretary General of the National Security Council
1 September 1994 –31 January 1999
|Taiwanese Representative to the United States
25 August 1988 –8 September 1994
|Minister of Foreign Affairs
22 April 1987 –20 July 1988
|ROC Ambassador to South Korea
|Minister of the Government Information Office
May 1975 –January 1979
|ROC Ambassador to Zaire
|ROC Ambassador to Rwanda (Charge d'affaires until 1964)
|10 October 1925
|University of Paris
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Ting attended the University of Paris and began working for the Central News Agency in 1956. He left two years later for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and began his diplomatic career.He was named a special adviser to the president after Chen Shui-bian was elected to the office in 2000,but chose to retire via resignation in August of that year. Ting served on a committee set up to investigate the 3-19 shooting incident of 2004, and was an adviser to Chen's successor Ma Ying-jeou starting in 2011.
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