|Vice-chairman of People First Party|
31 March 2000
3 February 1942 |
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Political party||People First Party (2000–)|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University(M.D.)|
Chang Chau-hsiung (simplified Chinese: 张昭雄; traditional Chinese: 張昭雄; pinyin: Zhāng Zhàoxióng; born February 3, 1942) is a Taiwanese physician and politician. He has served as the vice-chairman of People First Party since 2000.
In 1967, Chang finished his surgical training in the university hospital. He then served as a resident doctor and chief resident doctor until 1972. After that, Chang went to the United States for further training. He worked in Michael Reese Hospital, Texas Heart Institute and Mokral Hospital for medical research and surgical practice. He returned to Taiwan in 1976.
Chang worked in the university hospital as a part-time attending physician from 1976 to 1977. He then worked in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from 1976 to 1999 and the president of Chang Gung University from 1997 to 1999. Chang is the author of sixteen and coauthor of 167 scientific citation index papers.
Chang ran as an independent vice-presidential candidate (on the ticket of James Soong) in the 2000 elections. Along with Soong, he established the People First Party in 2000, after their defeat in the presidential election. In 2006, Chang announced his retirement form politics after Soong heavily lost in the Taipei mayoral election.
|2000 Republic of China Presidential Election Result|
|President||Vice President||Total votes||Percentage|
|Democratic Progressive Party||Chen Shui-bian||Annette Lu||4,977,737||39.3%||
|Independent||James Soong||Chang Chau-hsiung||4,664,932||36.8%||
|Kuomintang||Lien Chan||Vincent Siew||2,925,513||23.1%||
|Independent||Hsu Hsin-liang||Josephine Chu||79,429||0.63%||
|New Party||Li Ao||Elmer Fung||16,782||0.13%||
|Total||12,786,671||82.69% voter turnout|
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- Soong chooses `non-political' doctor as his running mate. Taipei Times, Nov 12, 1999. Accessed 2011-02-12.
- Lien urges Chang to run for Kaohsiung. The China Post, June 7, 2002. Accessed 2011-02-12.