Hsu Ming-tsai

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Hsu Ming-tsai
Mayor of Hsinchu City
In office
20 December 2009 – 25 December 2014
Deputy You Jian-hua
Preceded by Lin Junq-tzer
Succeeded by Lin Chih-chien[1]
Personal details
Born 13 June 1953 (1953-06-13) (age 62)
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Alma mater Chinese Culture University
Dominican University
Chung Hua University

Hsu Ming-tsai (Chinese: 許明財; pinyin: Xǔ Míngcái) is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the Mayor of Hsinchu City since 20 December 2009 until 25 December 2014.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hsu obtained his bachelor's degree in tourism management from Chinese Culture University, master's degree in public administration from Dominican University in the United States and doctoral degree in technology management from Chung Hua University.

Hsinchu City Mayoralty[edit]

Hsinchu City Mayoralty election[edit]

Hsu assumed the position of Mayor of Hsinchu City starting 20 December 2009 after winning the 2009 Republic of China local election on 5 December 2009 under the Kuomintang.

HKETCO Director visit to Hsinchu City[edit]

On 25 June 2013, Hsu received John Leung, the Director of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (HKETCO) in Taiwan with his colleagues. They had a meeting which were also attended by the Hsinchu Chamber of Commerce and Importers and Exporters Association of Hsinchu City.[3]

2014 Hsinchu City Mayoralty election[edit]

In 2014, Hsu joined the 2014 Republic of China local election as a Kuomintang candidate for Mayor of Hsinchu City, going against his rival Lin Chih-chien from Democratic Progressive Party and independent candidate Tsai Jen-chien. His campaign slogan was Intelligence, happiness, health and security. His campaign promises were connecting Hsinchu city to Provincial Highway 61 and Jiadong Township in Pingtung County, linking fishing harbor of Hsinchu City to Pingtan County in Fujian to allow commercial and passenger transportation, calling for the relocation of CPC Corporation oil reserve building for its land to be used as the new city government center and city council building, relocating the urban center and turn the old town area into a historical and cultural tourist area, building an off-ramp from the Wuyang Expressway to Hsinchu City center, establishing a hospital for women and children and expanding the Hsinchu City branch of the National Taiwan University Hospital.[4] Hsu however lost to DPP candidate Lin Chih-chien.[5]

2014 Hsinchu City Mayoralty Election Result
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Liu Cheng-hsing (劉正幸) Independent 1,914 0.96%
2 Hsu Ming-tsai Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT 75,564 37.85%
3 Tsai Jen-chien (蔡仁堅) Independent 40,480 20.28%
4 Lin Chih-chien Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg DPP 76,578 38.36%
5 Wu Shu-min (吳淑敏) Independent 5101 2.56%

See also[edit]