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|Secretary-General of the Democratic Progressive Party|
15 January 2008 – 15 May 2008
|Preceded by||Chuo Rung-tai|
|Succeeded by||Wang Tuoh|
|Minister of Council of Labor Affairs|
19 September 2005 – 20 May 2007
|Preceded by||Chen Chu|
|Succeeded by||Lu Tien-ling|
|Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan|
1 February 2005 – 19 September 2005
|Preceded by||Authur Iap|
|Succeeded by||Liu Yuh-san|
|Born||16 March 1953 (age 62)
|Political party||Democratic Progressive Party|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University
University of North Carolina
Lee Ying-yuan (traditional Chinese: 李應元; simplified Chinese: 李应元; pinyin: Lǐ Yìngyuán) is a former Minister of Council of Labor Affairs of the Republic of China. He was the Secretary-General, Executive Yuan, 2005 and Secretary-General, Democratic Progressive Party, 2008.
In 1988, Lee received his PhD in Health Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a letter of appointment from NTU, but was barred from returning to Taiwan by the KMT government due to criminal records stemming from his pro-democracy activities in the Formosa Incident during Taiwan's martial law period.
Return to Taiwan
After returning to Taiwan through illegal channels and avoiding intelligence agents for fourteen months, he was arrested with other dissidents, which triggered the movement to repeal Article 100 of the Criminal Code. Pressure from the international community and within Taiwan forced the legislature to abolish the Article.
Member of Parliament
Lee was elected to the National Parliament, the Legislative Yuan, in 1996.
Lee then became the youngest convener of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus in the legislature. Following DPP’s successful presidential election in 2000, Lee was appointed by President Chen Shui-Bian to be the Deputy Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the U.S. and then Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan. He was then the unsuccessful DPP candidate for Taipei City Mayor election in 2002, losing to President Ma in a landslide.
|2002 Taipei City Mayoral Election Result|
|Democratic Progressive Party||1||Lee Ying-yuan||488,811||35.89%|
Lee is married to Ms. Laura Huang (黃月桂) and has two sons.
His son Robert Lee was born in the U.S. and is currently conducting business in Beijing.
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- "Lee is down but not out after defeat". The China Post (Taiwan (ROC)). December 8, 2002. Retrieved April 22, 2011.