Chen Hsiu-hui

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Chen Hsiu-hui
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2005 – 31 January 2008
Constituency Republic of China
Personal details
Born (1962-05-07) 7 May 1962 (age 56)
Taitung County, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwanese
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Alma mater Chung Chi College
Occupation politician

Chen Hsiu-hui (Chinese: 陳秀惠; born 7 May 1962) is a Taiwanese Amis politician.

Early career[edit]

Chen attended Chung Chi College in Hong Kong and is a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan.[1] She has also been active in the Foundation of Women's Rights Promotion and Development[2][3] and the National Cultural Association.[4][5]

Political career[edit]

Chen was listed on the Democratic Progressive Party list and elected to the Legislative Yuan via proportional representation in 2004.[6] She criticized a 2004 bill regarding land restoration and conservation, stating, "Land restoration and conservation should be a national issue, not the sole responsibility of aboriginal peoples. If the government really wants the draft to benefit indigenous peoples, it can approve various budgets, such as for a forest protection fund, to assist them with practical sustainable development plans." As written, the bill was vague, not practical, and amounted to political propaganda, she believed.[7] Chen also derided government attempts to promote aboriginal languages.[8] Chen supported the caning of people who have committed sex crimes.[9]

She was named the leader of Taipei's Indigenous Peoples Commission by mayor Ko Wen-je in December 2014,[10] and began receiving pressure to resign in 2016, after she made remarks that stigmatized Atayals.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Chen Hsiu-hui (6)". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ Lee, I-chia (8 December 2012). "Women's group expresses fears over food radiation". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Writer, activist Shih Chi-ching dies at 68". Taipei Times. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ Ho, Yi (1 December 2005). "'Taiwan Red' in vogue". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ Loa, Iok-sin (30 July 2007). "Monuments unveiled to celebrate feminist sites". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ Huang, Jewel (23 September 2004). "DPP promotes female candidates". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ Mo, Yan-chih (3 February 2005). "Aboriginal officials criticize draft land restoration bill". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ Dupre, Jean-Francois (2017). Culture Politics and Linguistic Recognition in Taiwan. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781317244202.
  9. ^ Wang, Flora (19 March 2007). "Caning for sex offenders: DPP". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ Loa, Iok-sin (13 December 2014). "Ko announces first 13 officials of administration". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  11. ^ Lin, Sean (1 June 2016). "Taipei Aboriginal commission head faces calls to quit". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  12. ^ Lin, Sean (29 September 2016). "Commissioners' resignations Ko's burden: city councilor". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017.