List of Vice Presidents of the Republic of China

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To avoid confusion, all the names on this list follow the Eastern order convention (family name first, given name second) for consistency.
Chen Chien-jen, the incumbent Vice President since 20 May 2016.

This is a list of all the Vice Presidents of the Republic of China (1912–present). The Republic of China Vice President is called 副總統 (fùzǒngtǒng).

List[edit]

  Beiyang clique, etc.   Progressive   Kuomintang (Nationalist)   Democratic Progressive

Vice Presidents of the Provisional Government and Beiyang Government[edit]

  • period: 1 January 1912 – 10 October 1913; 10 October 1913 – 17 July 1917
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party President
1 Li Yuan-hung Colour.jpg Li Yuanhong
黎元洪
Lí Yuánhóng
(1864–1928)
1 January 1912 6 June 1916 Non-partisan (1912–1913)
Progressive Party (1913–1916)
Sun Yat-sen (1912)
Yuan Shikai (1912–1916)
The first Vice President of the Republic of China.
2 Feng Kuo-chang.jpg Feng Guozhang
馮國璋
Féng Guózhāng
(1859–1919)
6 June 1916 17 July 1917 Zhili clique Li Yuanhong
Post abolished

Vice Presidents after the 1947 Constitution[edit]

  • period: 20 May 1948 – 20 May 1996
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Term Elections Political Party President
1 Lizhongren.jpg Li Zongren
李宗仁
Lǐ Zōngrén
(1890–1969)
20 May 1948 12 March 1954 1 1948 (52.62%) Kuomintang Chiang Kai-shek
Impeached; recalled.
Vacancy by recall motion
2 Chen Cheng2.jpg Chen Cheng
陳誠
Chén Chéng
(1897–1965)
20 May 1954 19 May 1960 2 1954 (92.86%) Kuomintang Chiang Kai-shek
20 May 1960 5 March 1965 3 1960 (91.76%)
Died in office.
Vacancy by death
3 Yen Chia-kan 1965.jpg Yen Chia-kan
(C.K. Yen)

嚴家淦
Yán Jiāgàn
(1905–1993)
20 May 1966 19 May 1972 4 1966 (55.19%) Kuomintang Chiang Kai-shek
20 May 1972 5 April 1975 5 1972 (83.78%)
Vacancy by ascension
4 Hsieh Tung Ming.jpg Hsieh Tung-min
謝東閔
Xiè Dōngmǐn
(1908–2001)
20 May 1978 19 May 1984 6 1978 (79.14%) Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
First native Taiwanese Vice President.
5 Lee Teng-hui 2004-cropped.jpg Lee Teng-hui
李登輝
Lǐ Dēnghuī
(1923– )
20 May 1984 13 January 1988 7 1984 (82.05%) Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
Vacancy by ascension
6 VicePresident-large-06 (cropped).jpg Li Yuan-tsu
李元簇
Lǐ Yuáncù
(1923–2017)
20 May 1990 19 May 1996 8 1990 (80.05%) Kuomintang Lee Teng-hui

Vice Presidents after the introduction of Direct Election[edit]

  • period: 20 May 1996 – Present
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Term Electoral mandates Political Party President
7 2000-ele-Lien-VOA.png Lien Chan
連戰
Lián Zhàn
(1936– )
20 May 1996 19 May 2000 9 1996 5,813,699 (54.0%) Kuomintang Lee Teng-hui
Ambassador to El Salvador (1975–1976), Minister of Communications and Transportation (1981–1987), Vice Premier (1987–1988), Foreign Minister (1988–1990) before becoming Governor of Taiwan Province (1990–1993) and Premier (1993–1997).
8 2007TaipeiInternationalFlowerExhibition AnnetteLu.jpg Lü Hsiu-lien
(Annette Lu)

呂秀蓮
Lǚ Xiùlián
(1944– )
20 May 2000 19 May 2004 10 2000 4,977,737 (39.3%) Democratic Progressive Party Chen Shui-bian
20 May 2004 19 May 2008 11 2004 6,446,900 (50.11%)
First female vice president. Member of the Legislative Yuan for Taoyuan County District (1993–1996), Magistrate of Taoyuan County (1997–2000). Only vice president to have served two full terms.
9 VincentSiewCrop.jpg Siew Wan-chang
(Vincent Siew)

蕭萬長
Xiāo Wànchǎng
(1939– )
20 May 2008 19 May 2012 12 2008 7,658,724 (58.45%) Kuomintang Ma Ying-jeou
Economic Affairs Minister (1990–1993), Member of the Legislative Yuan for Kuomintang Party list (1993–1996), Premier (1997–2000)
10 Wu Den-yih VOA (3x4).jpg Wu Den-yih
吳敦義
Wú Dūnyì
(1948– )
20 May 2012 19 May 2016 13 2012 6,891,139 (51.60%) Kuomintang Ma Ying-jeou
Taipei Councilmen (1973–1981), Magistrate of Nantou County (1981–1989), Mayor of Kaohsiung (1990–1998), Member of the Legislative Yuan for Kuomintang Party list (2002–2009), Premier (2009–2012).
11 Vice President Chen Chien-jen.png Chen Chien-jen
陳建仁
Chén Jiànrén
(1951–)
20 May 2016 Incumbent 14 2016 6,894,744 (56.1%) Independent Tsai Ing-wen
Minister of Health (2003–2005), Minister of the National Science Council (2006–2008). First independent Vice President.

Timeline[edit]

Chen Chien-jen Wu Den-yih Vincent Siew Annette Lu Lien Chan Li Yuan-tsu Lee Teng-hui Hsieh Tung-min Yen Chia-kan Chen Cheng Li Zongren

See also[edit]