Chang Po-ya

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Chang Po-ya
5th President of the Control Yuan[1]
Assumed office
1 August 2014
Deputy Sun Ta-chuan
Preceded by Wang Chien-shien
Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of the Executive Yuan
In office
15 November 2010 – 31 July 2014
Vice Liu I-chou
Preceded by Rai Hau-min
Succeeded by Liu I-chou (acting)
Chairperson of Non-Partisan Solidarity Union
In office
June 2004[2] – June 2007
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Lin Pin-kuan
Governor of Taiwan Province
In office
20 May 2000 – 1 February 2002
Preceded by Chao Shou-po
Succeeded by Fan Kuang-chun
Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 2000 – 1 February 2002
Preceded by Huang Chu-wen
Succeeded by Yu Cheng-hsien
Mayor of Chiayi
In office
20 December 1997 – 22 May 2000
Preceded by Chang Wen-ying
Succeeded by Chen Li-chen
Minister of the Department of Health of the Republic of China
In office
2 June 1990 – 31 August 1997
Preceded by Shih Chun-jen
Succeeded by Steve Chan
Mayor of Chiayi
In office
15 December 1983 – 20 December 1989
Preceded by Hsu Shih-hsien
Chiang Ching-lin (acting)
Succeeded by Chang Wen-ying
Personal details
Born 5 October 1942 (1942-10-05) (age 72)
Chiayi City, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Grey and red.svg Non-Partisan Solidarity Union
Alma mater Kaohsiung Medical University
National Taiwan University
Johns Hopkins University
Kyorin University

Chang Po-ya (Chinese: 張博雅; pinyin: Zhāng Bóyǎ) is the current President of the Control Yuan and founder of the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union,[3] a political party in Taiwan.[4]

Early life[edit]

Born in Chiayi City to Hsü Shih-hsien (許世賢), a politician-doctor, Chang is a medical doctor educated in Kaohsiung Medical College (1968), the Institute of Public Health, National Taiwan University (1970), Johns Hopkins University (1974), and Kyorin University (1994).

Political career[edit]

She was the mayor of her home city, serving three terms (1983–89, 1997–2000), the first time succeeding her mother, Hsü; the last time succeeding her sister, Chang Wen-ying (張文英). The Chang daughters and mother are known as the Hsü Family of Chiayi (許家班).

She was the Minister of Health[5] from June 2, 1990 to September 10, 1997 and led the creation of Taiwan's national health insurance system.

Under President Chen Shui-bian, she was the Minister of Interior from May 20, 2000 to February 1, 2002 and also served as Governor of the Taiwan Provincial Government.

On 7 December 2002, she joined as an independent candidate for Kaohsiung City mayoral election, end up finishing at the 4th position.

2002 Kaohsiung City Mayoral Election Result
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Shih Ming-te 8,750 1.13%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 2 Chang Po-ya 13,479 1.75%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3 Huang Tian-sheng (黃天生) 1,998 0.26%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 4 Huang Jun-ying (黃俊英) 361,546 46.82%
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 5 Frank Hsieh 386,384 50.04% Vote1.png
Total 779,911 100.00%
Voter turnout 71.38%

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Chi Chan-nan (紀展南) with a son and a daughter.

See also[edit]


Government offices
Preceded by
Hsu Shih-hsien (mother)
Mayor of Chiayi
Succeeded by
Chang Wen-ying (sister)
Preceded by
Chang Wen-ying (sister)
Mayor of Chiayi
Succeeded by
Chen Li-chen
Preceded by
Wang Chien-shien
President of the Control Yuan
Party political offices
New title Chairperson of the NPSU
Succeeded by
Lin Ping-kun

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