Chang Chau-hsiung

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Chang Chau-hsiung
Vice-chairman of People First Party
Assumed office
31 March 2000
Personal details
Born (1942-02-03) 3 February 1942 (age 75)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party People First Party (2000–)
Spouse(s) Lee Fang-hui
Alma mater National Taiwan University(M.D.)
Occupation Doctor, politician

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.

Early life[edit]

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Empire of Japan, Chang was a physician who graduated from National Taiwan University with an MD in 1967.

Early career[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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
Political affiliation Candidate Votes
President Vice President Total votes Percentage
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party Chen Shui-bian Annette Lu 4,977,737 39.3%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent James Soong Chang Chau-hsiung 4,664,932 36.8%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang Lien Chan Vincent Siew 2,925,513 23.1%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent Hsu Hsin-liang Josephine Chu 79,429 0.63%
LogoCNP.svg New Party Li Ao Elmer Fung 16,782 0.13%
Total 12,786,671 82.69% voter turnout
Valid votes 12,664,393
Invalid votes 122,278

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Lee Fang-hui (Chinese: 李芳惠; pinyin: Li Fanghui) with two sons.

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