Hau Lung-pin

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Hau Lung-pin
2008TaipeiCityNewYearCountdownParty ParadeFestival Lung-pin Hau.jpg
Hau Lung-pin at Parade Festival of 2008 Taipei City New Year Countdown Party.
Vice Chairperson of the Kuomintang
Assumed office
18 May 2016
ChairpersonHung Hsiu-chu
Wu Den-yih
In office
30 April 2014 – 30 November 2014
ChairpersonMa Ying-jeou
Mayor of Taipei
In office
26 December 2006 – 25 December 2014
DeputyTim Ting
Chen Hsiung-wen
Chen Wei-zen
Chang Chin-oh[1]
Preceded byMa Ying-jeou
Succeeded byKo Wen-je
Minister of Environmental Protection Administration of the Republic of China
In office
7 March 2001 – 6 October 2003
Preceded byEdgar Lin
Succeeded byChang Juu-en
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1996 – 7 March 2001
ConstituencyTaipei 1
Personal details
Born (1952-08-22) 22 August 1952 (age 66)
Taipei, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang
Other political
New Party (1990s–2006)
RelationsHau Pei-tsun (father)
Alma materNational Taiwan University
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Hau Lung-pin (traditional Chinese: 郝龍斌; simplified Chinese: 郝龙斌; pinyin: Hǎo Lóngbīn; born 22 August 1952) is a Taiwanese politician. Elected to the Legislative Yuan in 1995, he resigned his seat to lead the Environmental Protection Administration in 2001. Hau stepped down in 2003 and served as Mayor of Taipei from 2006 to 2014. He is a member of the Kuomintang (KMT) and has served as vice chairman of the party in 2014 and since 2016.

Early life[edit]

Hau Lung-pin is the son of former Premier and 4-star General (Chief of the General Staff, Army Commander-in-Chief), 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.[2]

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.

Hau served as the secretary-general of the Red Cross in Taiwan and rejoined the Kuomintang in January 2006.[3]

Taipei mayoralty[edit]

2006 Taipei mayoral election[edit]

On 27 May 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.[4]

No Candidate Party Votes %
1 Li Ao 7,795 0.61%
2 Clara Chou[a] 3,372 0.26%
3 Frank Hsieh 525,869 40.89%
4 James Soong[b] 53,281 4.14%
5 Hau Lung-pin Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 692,085 53.81%
6 Ke Tsi-hai (柯賜海) 3,687 0.29%

2010 Taipei mayoral election[edit]

Hau was reelected for a second term in November 2010 with 55.65% of the vote, defeating DPP candidate and former premier Su Tseng-chang.

Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) 2 Hau Lung-pin 797,865 55.65% Vote1.png
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 5 Su Tseng-chang 628,129 43.81%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 4 Francis Wu (吳武明) 3,672 0.26%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3 Helen Hsiao (蕭淑華) 2,238 0.16%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Wu Yen-cheng (吳炎成) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,433,736 100.00%
Voter turnout

Taiwanese fisherman shooting incident[edit]

Has spoke at Taipei City Hall shortly after the 2013 Guang Da Xing No. 28 incident involving Taiwan and the Philippines occurred on 9 May 2013 in disputed water of the South China Sea. In his comments, Hau urged the ROC government to take action against the Philippine government 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 the 2013 Dragon Boat Festival invitation extended to the Philippines, (an event 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.[7][8]

2013 Mainland China visit[edit]

In early July 2013, Hau led a delegation to attend the Shanghai-Taipei 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.[9]

Later political career[edit]

The actress Lin Chi-ling and Hau Lung-pin at the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition

He was named a vice chairman of the Kuomintang in April 2014 and served until November.[10][11]

Hau declared his candidacy for the Keelung City legislative seat in July 2015.[12][13] However, he lost to Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Shih-ying.[14] Hau announced his intention to run for the position of Kuomintang chair on 21 January 2016, shortly after former party leader Eric Chu had resigned the position following defeat in the presidential elections.[15] Hau dropped out of the chairmanship election a few days later.[16] He was reappointed a vice chairman of the Kuomintang in May 2016.[17]

2017 KMT chairmanship election[edit]

On 20 May 2017, he joined the KMT chairmanship election and finished third in a field of six candidates.

2017 Kuomintang chairmanship election
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Hung Hsiu-chu Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 53,063 19.20%
2 Han Kuo-yu Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 16,141 5.84%
3 Tina Pan Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 2,437 0.88%
4 Hau Lung-pin Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 44,301 16.03%
5 Steve Chan Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 12,332 4.46%
6 Wu Den-yih Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 144,408 52.24% Vote1.svg
Eligible voters  476,147
Total votes  276,423
Valid votes  272,682
Invalid votes  3,741
Turnout  58.05%


Hau is married to Kao Lang-sin, with whom he has three children.[18]


  1. ^ Despite Chou's expulsion from the Taiwan Solidarity Union on November 9, 2006, the party could not 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.[5]
  2. ^ James Soong was Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.[6]


  1. ^ Mo, Yan-chih (20 March 2013). "Hau picks real-estate pro as his new deputy mayor". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ http://english.taipei.gov.tw/TCG/index.jsp?categid=89
  3. ^ "Hau Lung-bin returns to KMT fold to seek Taipei post". taipeitimes.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Central Election Committee
  5. ^ "TSU expels Taipei mayoral candidate". China Post. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  6. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (10 December 2006). "Elections 2006: People First Party chairman announces an end to his career". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Death on the High Seas: Ma issues ultimatum over fisherman's death". Taipei Times. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  8. ^ "Cities to halt exchanges with Philippine counterparts". The China Post. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  9. ^ "Taipei mayor sets off on trip to China, Russia". The China Post. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  10. ^ Hsu, Stacy (1 May 2014). "President designates trio to replace KMT vice chairmen". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou expected to step down as Kuomintang chairman on Dec 3". straitstimes.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ex-Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin launches bid for Keelung legislative seat". China Post. Central News Agency. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  13. ^ Lin, Hsin-han; Hsiao, Alison (19 July 2015). "Hau Lung-bin enlists in KMT's Keelung primary". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  14. ^ Chen, Wei-han (17 January 2016). "'League' candidates win three of eight Taipei constituencies". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  15. ^ Hsu, Stacy (22 January 2016). "Hau Lung-bin in bid for new KMT chairmanship". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  16. ^ Hsiao, Alison (28 January 2016). "Acting chairperson in KMT race". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  17. ^ Hsu, Stacy (19 May 2016). "KMT committee approves three vice chairmen". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Hau Lung-pin's winding route to city hall". South China Morning Post. 7 December 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Ma Ying-jeou
Mayor of Taipei
2006 – 2014
Succeeded by
Ko Wen-je