Hung Hsiu-chu

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Hung Hsiu-chu
Hung Shiu-chu.jpg
Vice President of Legislative Yuan
Assumed office
1 February 2012
President Wang Jin-pyng
Preceded by Tseng Yung-chuan
Deputy Secretary-General of Kuomintang
In office
Secretary-General Liao Liou-yi
Personal details
Born 7 April 1948 (1948-04-07) (age 66)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Alma mater Chinese Culture University
Northeast Missouri State University

Hung Hsiu-chu (Chinese: 洪秀柱; pinyin: Hóng Xiùzhù) is a politician in the Republic of China. She currently serves as the Vice President of Legislative Yuan since 1 February 2012.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Hung attended the Dongyuan Elementary School and Taipei Second Girls' High School. She pursued her higher education degree in the Department of Law at the College of Chinese Culture in Taipei. She received full scholarship to study her higher education from Chang Chi-yun, the founder of Chinese Culture University.[3]

Early career[edit]

Upon graduation, Hung taught at the Xihu High School of Industry and Commerce. A year later, she was transferred to Taipei County Municipal Xiufeng Senior High School as the Director of Student Affairs.

Political career[edit]

After years of becoming teacher and director of student affairs, Hung was accidentally discovered and recommended to participate in women's affairs and social affairs at the Taipei County office of the Kuomintang and accidentally elected as legislator. Believing that education is where her passion lies, she remained a committed member at the Education and Culture Committee in the Legislative Yuan and is now an experienced professional legislator with the most extensive background in education.

Legislative Yuan vice presidency[edit]

Vice presidency appointment[edit]

After her election for vice presidency of Legislative Yuan, Hung said that she is familiar with the situation at the Legislative Yuan, and that respecting and abiding the regulation within Legislative Yuan is really important. She made an ROC history being the first woman elected for the post.[4][5]

4th Straits Forum[edit]

During the opening remark of the 4th Straits Forum held in Xiamen, Fujian in June 2012, Hung, in her capacity as Vice Chairperson of the Kuomintang, said that although Mainland China was bigger and stronger, but the greatest appeal the Mainland can do to Taiwan is not only the growing competitiveness, but also respect and goodwill given to the people of Taiwan.[6]

6th Straits Forum[edit]

During the opening remakrt of the 6th Straits Forum held in Xiamen, Fujian in June 2014, Hung said that she hoped that both sides will cherish their increasingly close links and continue mutual dialogue and exchanges, because by doing so it will enable to inject a new energy for cross-strait relations. She added that the forum remains full of enthusiasm and vitality despite the recent setback on the signing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Her father was a victim of the political prosecution during the White Terror in Taiwan.[3]

See also[edit]