Lin Ruey-shiung

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Lin Ruey-shiung
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Personal details
Born 17 December 1940 (1940-12-17) (age 74)
Tainan, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Nationality  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Alma mater National Taiwan University
University of Heidelberg
Johns Hopkins University
Occupation Academic
Profession Professor of public health
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin.

Lin Ruey-shiung (Chinese: 林瑞雄; pinyin: Lín Ruìxióng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Sūi-hiông; born 1938 in Tainan, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese academic and professor in public health. He is the Vice Presidential nominee of the People First Party ticket for the 2012 Taiwan Presidential race, running with James Soong. Prior to his Vice Presidential run, Lin never held political or elected office.

Academic career[edit]

A native of Tainan, Lin earned medical (M.D., 1965) and public health degrees (M.P.H., 1967) from National Taiwan University, a doctorate in epigenetics (Dr. Med., 1970) from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and a Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H., 1977) degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has taught at the National Taiwan University Medical School, the University of Kansas, and the University of Maryland. He was a professor at National Taiwan University's School of Public Health from 1985-2006 and served as the school's dean from 1987-1993.

2012 election[edit]

Lin and running mate James Soong registered as PFP candidates for the 2012 presidential election.

PFP Chairman James Soong chose Professor Lin to be his ticket's Vice Presidential nominee in late-September 2011.[1] Lin, a political novice, had to renounce his American citizenship (he had held dual citizenships from the United States and Republic of China) in order to be an eligible candidate.[2]

Lin claimed that for three consecutive nights, beginning Sept. 20, his residence was attacked by electromagnetic waves and that he had to flee to a hotel.[3]

e • d Summary of the 14 January 2012 Republic of China presidential election results
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
President Vice president
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang Ma Ying-jeou (incumbent) Wu Den-yih 6,891,139 51.60%
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party Tsai Ing-wen Su Jia-chyuan 6,093,578 45.63%
LogoPFP.svg People First Party James Soong Chu-yu Lin Ruey-shiung 369,588 2.77%
Total 13,354,305 100%

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