Liu Wen-hsiung

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Liu Wen-hsiung
劉文雄
Liu Wen-hsiung (cropped).jpg
Liu in September 2012
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2005 – 31 January 2008
Constituency Republic of China
In office
1 February 1999 – 31 January 2005
Constituency Keelung
Personal details
Born (1954-09-18)18 September 1954
Keelung, Taiwan
Died 31 July 2017(2017-07-31) (aged 62)
Anle, Keelung, Taiwan
Political party People First Party (since 2000)
Other political
affiliations
Kuomintang (until 2000)
Alma mater National Chengchi University
National Taiwan Ocean University

Liu Wen-hsiung (Chinese: 劉文雄; pinyin: Liú Wénxióng; 8 September 1954 – 31 July 2017) was a Taiwanese politician who served in the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2008.

Early life and education[edit]

Liu was born in Keelung in 1954,[1] and was of Mainland Chinese descent.[2] He attended National Chengchi University before completing graduate work at National Taiwan Ocean University.[3]

Political career[edit]

Liu served two terms on the Taiwan Provincial Council before his 1998 election to the Legislative Yuan.[4] The Kuomintang formally began expulsion proceedings against Liu in December 1999, because he supported the 2000 independent presidential campaign of James Soong.[5] Liu later joined Soong's People First Party, and was the PFP's legislative whip.[6][7] On 3 December 2005, he joined the Republic of China local election for the Keelung City mayoralty.[8][9] However, he finished in third place.[10]

2005 Keelung City Mayoralty Election result
No. Candidate Party Votes
1 Chen Chien-ming Taiwan orange.svg TSU 58,243
2 Hsu Tsai-li Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT 76,162
Vote1.svg
3 Liu Wen-hsiung LogoPFP.svg PFP 47,932
4 Wang Tuoh Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg DPP 2,771

In 2006, Liu accused Kuo Yao-chi, then the Minister of Transportation and Communications, of appointing Wu Cheng-chih, a friend who was recommended by her husband, to the secretary-general position of the China Aviation Development Foundation as a form of nepotism; Liu said that Weng did not have the proper aviation background. Kuo said that she did not practice nepotism and that she would seek to have action taken against Liu.[11] The next year, Liu ran in the Keelung mayoral by-election and was a reported candidate for the Control Yuan.[12][13] Liu later became deputy secretary-general of the People First Party.[14][15] Liu ran in the 2016 legislative elections as a representative of Keelung district, but lost.[16] In 2017, he was formally nominated to a seat on the Control Yuan.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Liu was a Taiwanese Muslim.[18] He suffered a heart attack in July 2017, which led to a coma.[19] He was moved to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Keelung on 21 July, where he died on 31 July 2017, aged 62.[20] His body was sent to Taipei Grand Mosque where funeral prayer was performed before he was buried.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liu Wen-hsiung (4)". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Hsu, Crystal (23 December 2002). "PFP whip loyal to his boss, his friends". Taipei Times. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Liu Wen-hsiung (5)". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Liu Wen-hsiung (6)". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Lin, Oliver (7 December 1999). "KMT expels party unfaithful, again". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  6. ^ Stephanie, Low (24 June 2000). "KMT wants to supervise Chen's team". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Hsu, Crystal (5 January 2003). "Legislators hope to block plan for gaming prizes". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Chang, Rich (30 November 2005). "Keelung race comes down to split blue vote". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Mo, Yan-chih (3 December 2005). "Senior politicians canvass votes in crucial districts". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Chou, Jenny (14 December 2005). "Several green strongholds fall to the KMT". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Shan, Shelley. "Liou Wuen-hsiung accuses Kuo Yao-chi of nepotism." Taipei Times. Tuesday, 23 May 2006. Archived December 18, 2010, at WebCite
  12. ^ Wang, Flora (24 February 2007). "DPP chooses candidates for Keelung mayoral race". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  13. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Ko, Shu-ling (11 September 2007). "Premier to give lawmakers a policy briefing". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  14. ^ Wang, Chris (23 May 2012). "Ma’s speech vague, conflicting: analysts". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  15. ^ Chien, Lee-chung; Chiu, Yan-ling; Hetherington, William (14 March 2017). "Prosecutors appeal against murderer’s sentence of death". Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  16. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (11 July 2015). "KMT’s Hau Lung-bin to run in Keelung". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  17. ^ Hsu, Stacy (3 March 2017). "Presidential Office defends nominations". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  18. ^ Hsu, Crystal (27 October 2002). "KMT lawmakers fear publication of novel". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  19. ^ Lin, Hsin-han; Chung, Jake (22 July 2017). "PFP’s Liu Wen-hsiung in a coma after heart attack". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  20. ^ Ku, Chuan; Ko, Lin (31 July 2017). "PFP official, former lawmaker Liu Wen-hsiung dies". Central News Agency. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Death of People First Party’s Liu Wen-hsiung mourned by colleagues". Formosa EnglishNews. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 

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