Wang Chien-shien

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Wang Chien-shien
Wang Chien-shien at NIU.jpg
President of Control Yuan
In office
1 August 2008 – 31 July 2014
Vice Chen Jinn-lih
Minister of Finance of the Republic of China
In office
1 June 1990 – 23 October 1992
Personal details
Born 7 August 1938 (1938-08-07) (age 79)
Hefei, Anhui, Republic of China
Nationality Republic of China
Alma mater Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University
National Chengchi University

Wang Chien-shien (Chinese: 王建煊; pinyin: Wáng Jiànxuān) (born August 7, 1938) is a Taiwanese politician who is the founder of the New Party. He was finance minister of the ROC from 1990 to 1992 and is the chairman of the Chinese Management Association (CMA) (since 1990). Wang was the President of the Control Yuan from August 2008 to August 2014.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Anhui, Wang grew up in Taipei and received a bachelor's degree from Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University and a master's degree from National Chengchi University.

Political career[edit]

Wang was popular in the 1990s for his clean reputation and split with the Kuomintang to help found the New Party. In 1998, Wang joined the election for the Mayor of Taipei under New Party. However, he lost to Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang.

1998 Taipei City Mayoral Election Result
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 1 Chen Shui-bian 688,072 45.91%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 2 Ma Ying-jeou 766,377 51.13% Vote1.png
New Party 3 Wang Chien-shien 44,452 2.97%
Total 1,498,901 100.00%
Voter turnout

In 2001, the three parties of the pan-Blue coalition, the Kuomintang, the People First Party, and the New Party agreed to field only one candidate for Taipei County magistrate in 2001 based on which party could field the most popular candidate in polls. Despite the unified ticket and a poll predicting him winning, Wang lost to Su Tseng-chang. He also participated in the 1998 Taipei City mayoral race. Wang is married to Su Fa-jau (蘇法昭).

In July 2008 Wang was nominated by President Ma and approved by the Legislative Yuan to become the President of the Control Yuan.


Government offices
Preceded by
Shirley Kuo
ROC Finance Minister
Succeeded by
Bai Pei-ying
Preceded by
Fredrick Chien
(Post vacant 2004–2008)
President of the Control Yuan
Succeeded by
Chang Po-ya