|Hau Lung-pin at Parade Festival of 2008 Taipei City New Year Countdown Party.|
|21st & 22nd Mayor of Taipei|
26 December 2006
|Preceded by||Ma Ying-jeou|
|Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan|
7 March 2001 – 6 October 2003
|Preceded by||Lin Jun-yi|
|Succeeded by||Chang Juu-en|
|Born||22 August 1952 (age 61)
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Relations||Hau Pei-tsun (father)|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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.
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.
2006 Taipei mayoral election
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.
2010 Taipei mayoral election
|Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party)||2||Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌)||797,865||55.65%|
|Democratic Progressive Party||5||Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌)||628,129||43.81%|
|Independent||4||Francis Wu (吳武明)||3,672||0.26%|
|Independent||3||Helen Hsiao (蕭淑華)||2,238||0.16%|
|Independent||1||Wu Yen-cheng (吳炎成)||1,832||0.13%|
Taiwanese fisherman shooting incident
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.
2013 Mainland China visit
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.
- Taipei Times report
- Central Election Committee
- 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)
- James Soong is Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.
|Mayor of Taipei
2006 – present