Hau Lung-pin

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Hau Lung-pin
郝龍斌
2008TaipeiCityNewYearCountdownParty ParadeFestival Lung-pin Hau.jpg
Hau Lung-pin at Parade Festival of 2008 Taipei City New Year Countdown Party.
Vice Chairman of Kuomintang
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 April 2014
Chairman Ma Ying-jeou
21st & 22nd Mayor of Taipei
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 December 2006
Deputy Tim Ting
Chen Hsiung-wen
Chang Chin-oh[1]
Preceded by Ma Ying-jeou
Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan
In office
7 March 2001 – 6 October 2003
Preceded by Lin Jun-yi
Succeeded by Chang Juu-en
Personal details
Born 22 August 1952 (1952-08-22) (age 62)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Relations Hau Pei-tsun (father)
Alma mater National Taiwan University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Signature
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hau.

Hau Lung-pin (Chinese: 郝龍斌; pinyin: Hǎo Lóngbīn; born August 22, 1952) is a politician in the Republic of China and the current Mayor of Taipei. Hau is a member of the Kuomintang (KMT) and has been the Vice Chairman of the party since April 2014.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hau Lung-pin is the son of former premier and general, Hau Pei-tsun. He was born in Taiwan with ancestral roots in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China. He attended the National Taiwan University and graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry. He then earned a PhD in Food Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 1983.

When Hau returned to Taiwan after his doctoral studies, he taught as a professor (1983–88, Associate Professor; 1988–96, Professor) at the Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology at National Taiwan University. As an educator, Hau won numerous awards including awards for excellence in teaching and in research.[3]

Hau left the Kuomintang in the early 1990s to join the New Party. He was elected as a legislator in 1995, and served until his appointment as chief of the central government's Environmental Protection Administration in 2001 under President Chen Shui-bian. He resigned from that position in 2003.

Hau served as the secretary-general of the Red Cross in Taiwan and rejoined the Kuomintang in January 2006.[4]

Taipei mayoralty[edit]

2006 Taipei mayoral election[edit]

On May 27, 2006, Hau was selected as the KMT's candidate for the Taipei mayoral election, winning 60% of the primary vote. He was subsequently elected Mayor of Taipei in the Republic of China municipal elections, 2006, defeating DPP candidate and former premier Frank Hsieh with 53.81% of the popular vote.[5]

No Candidate Party Votes %
1 Li Ao 7,795 0.61%
2 Clara Chou[6] 3,372 0.26%
3 Frank Hsieh 525,869 40.89%
4 James Soong[7] 53,281 4.14%
5 Hau Lung-pin Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 692,085 53.81%
6 Ke Tsi-hai 3,687 0.29%

2010 Taipei mayoral election[edit]

Hau was reelected for a second term in November 2010 with 55.65% of the vote, defeating DPP candidate and former premier Su Tseng-Chang.

Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) 2 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 797,865 55.65% Vote1.png
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 5 Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) 628,129 43.81%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 4 Francis Wu (吳武明) 3,672 0.26%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3 Helen Hsiao (蕭淑華) 2,238 0.16%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Wu Yen-cheng (吳炎成) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,433,736 100.00%
Voter turnout

Taiwanese fisherman shooting incident[edit]

After the shooting incident of Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine government vessel on 9 May 2013 at the disputed water in South China Sea, speaking at Taipei City Hall, Hau urged the ROC government to take action against the Philippines by suspending all exchanges with them, banning the recruitment of their workers, sending naval ships and extending their patrol beyond the exclusive economic zone to protect Taiwanese fishermen, retracting its invitation to the Philippines for attending the 2013 Dragon Boat Festival (which was scheduled to take place in June), bringing the killers to justice, compensating the family of the shooting victim, and suspending the donation of two ROC ambulances to the Philippines. He also advised Taipei residents not to travel to the Philippines.[8][9]

2013 Mainland China visit[edit]

In early July 2013, Hau led a delegation to attend a the Taipei-Shanghai City Forum in Shanghai. He met with the Director of Taiwan Affairs Office Zhang Zhijun and Mayor of Shanghai Yang Xiong. The Taipei City Government and Shanghai City Government will sign several memorandums regarding libraries, district administration and "1999" city hotline service. The delegation also will discuss about cross-strait business, sports, education and media.

During his stay in Shanghai, he made a statement regarding the recently signed Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement between Straits Exchange Foundation and Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits that Mainland China should establish mutual trust with Taiwan, reassure the Taiwanese people and strive for Taiwanese support on the issue.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taipei City Government ─ Deputy Mayors". Taipei.gov.tw. 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  2. ^ "President designates trio to replace KMT vice chairmen". Taipei Times. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  3. ^ http://english.taipei.gov.tw/TCG/index.jsp?categid=89
  4. ^ Taipei Times report
  5. ^ Central Election Committee
  6. ^ Despite Chou's expulsion from the Taiwan Solidarity Union on November 9, 2006, the Taiwan Solidarity Union cannot withdraw their recommendation for Chou under Republic of China's Public Officials Election and Recall Law. She would still contest the elections as a TSU candidate. (ETtoday Report)
  7. ^ James Soong is Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.
  8. ^ "Death on the High Seas: Ma issues ultimatum over fisherman’s death". Taipei Times. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Cities to halt exchanges with Philippine counterparts". The China Post. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  10. ^ "Taipei mayor sets off on trip to China, Russia". The China Post. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Ma Ying-jeou
Mayor of Taipei
2006 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent