Lee Chen-nan

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Lee Chen-nan
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2002 – 31 January 2008
ConstituencyTaoyuan County
Personal details
Born (1953-01-06) 6 January 1953 (age 70)
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party

Lee Chen-nan (Chinese: 李鎮楠; born 6 January 1953) is a Taiwanese politician who served in the Legislative Yuan from 2002 to 2008.

In November 2002, Lee Chen-nan and Lee Ming-hsien attracted media attention when both accused members of the Committee for Action for Labor Legislation of "working for China" by organizing a protest.[1] Representatives for the labor union called both politicians "McCarthyites."[2] In May 2003, Lee charged fellow legislator Liu Cheng-hung with libel because Lee though that Liu had accused him of profiteering off sales of respirators.[3] Later that month, Lee and Charles Chiang accused Taipei Veterans General Hospital superintendent Chang Mau-song of corruption.[4] Near the end of his first term, the Taipei Society rated Lee a positive legislator.[5] He won reelection in December 2004.

In March 2007, Lee identified Yahoo! Taiwan chatrooms as a hub for the sex trade.[6] In response to the Virginia Tech shooting, Lee and Lin Kuo-ching invited the media and Ministry of Education officials to take part in a security drill at National Taiwan University without telling students or staff that such a drill would be planned.[7] In June, Lee received a letter containing an invitation to join the Heiho Association, and a bullet. Other lawmakers, including Huang Chao-shun, Hsieh Hsin-ni, Lin Shu-fen, Li Ao, and Hung Hsiu-chu, received similar letters.[8] Lee was defeated by Chen Ken-te in January 2008 and stepped down from the legislature.[9] Later that month, Lee was one of eight politicians charged with accepting bribes from the Taiwan Dental Association in 2003.[10] An October 2010 ruling of the Taipei District Court found Lee not guilty, but the decision was overturned by the Taiwan High Court in September 2011, which sentenced Lee to seven years and two months imprisonment, as well as a suspension of his civil rights for three years.[11] In March 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that Tsai Huang-liang, Jao Yung-ching, Liao Pen-yen, Chang Tsai Mei, and Yang Fu-mei were not guilty, but decided that Lee Ming-hsien and Lee Chen-nan would be retried.[12]


  1. ^ Tsai, Ting-i (12 November 2002). "Protest organizers seek apology from DPP legislators". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ Tsai, Ting-i (14 November 2002). "Legislator, labor activist scuffle at press conference". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  3. ^ Chuang, Jimmy (9 May 2003). "Company fined for illegal profits on masks". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. ^ Chuang, Jimmy (19 May 2003). "Allegations haunt hospital manager". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  5. ^ Wu, Debby (1 December 2004). "Group lists dubious legislators". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  6. ^ Loa, Iok-sin (31 March 2007). "Chatrooms being used for sex trade, legislator alleges". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  7. ^ Wang, Flora; Hirsch, Max; Chuang, Jimmy (20 April 2007). "Two legislators' campus security `drill' goes awry". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Police official says bullet case suspect identified". Taipei Times. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Legislative elections and referendums (2008)" (PDF). Taipei Times. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  10. ^ Chang, Rich (29 January 2008). "Lawmakers charged in dental association case". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  11. ^ Chang, Rich; Wang, Chris (28 September 2011). "DPP lawmaker Tsai, others sentenced". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  12. ^ "'Not guilty' verdict upheld in dental law lobbying case". Taipei Times. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.