Chiang Pin-kung served as the Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation from 2008 to 2012.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1971.
Pin-kung served as the Assistant Commercial Attaché at the ROC Embassy in Japan from 1967 to 1974, Commercial Attaché at the ROC Consulate General in Johannesburg from 1974 to 1979, Economic Counselor at the ROC Embassy in South Africa from 1979 to 1981, Deputy Director-General of the Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) from 1982 to 1983, Secretary-General of the China External Trade Development Council from 1983 to 1988, and Director-General of the BOFT from 1988 to 1989.
He was employed at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Chiang served as Administrative Vice Minister from 1989 to 1990, Political Vice Minister from 1990 to 1993, and Minister from 1993 to 1996.
Pin-kung was Chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development (1996 to 2000).
In this limit, he was the extraordinary emissary of Lee Teng-hui at the 1998 and 1999 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation pioneer’s summits (Lee was, on account of weight from the People’s Republic of China, not allowed to visit).
From 1998 to 2000 Pin-Kung was a Minister without Portfolio.
He was hitched to Mei-Fuey Chen with two children and one little girl.
Chiang Pin-kung passed away at 85 years old, due to multiple organ failure at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei.