Yang Sui-sheng

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Yang Sui-sheng
Magistrate of Lienchiang County
In office
20 December 2009 – 25 December 2014
Preceded by Chen Hsueh-sheng
Succeeded by Liu Cheng-ying[1]
Personal details
Born 10 November 1954 (1954-11-10) (age 62)
Nangan, Lienchiang, Fujian
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang
Alma mater Taipei Medical University

Yang Sui-sheng (Chinese: 楊綏生; pinyin: Yáng Suīshēng) is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the Magistrate of Lienchiang County from 20 December 2009 until 25 December 2014.[2]

Early life[edit]

Airplane incident[edit]

In 1996, while he was flying to Matsu Nangan Airport on Nangan Island, the airplane made an emergency landing at sea due to bad weather. A doctor by profession, Yang and his wife assisted the other passengers. From this experience, Yang began focusing his time on improving transportation infrastructure.[3]

Lienchiang County Magistrate[edit]

2009 Lienchiang County Magistrate election[edit]

Yang was elected as the Magistrate of Lienchiang County after winning the 2009 Republic of China local election under Kuomintang on 5 December 2009 and assumed office on 20 December 2009.

Casino in Lienchiang[edit]

Responding to the referendum result on the establishment of casino in Matsu and that the result showed 56% voted in favor against 42% who opposed in July 2012, Yang said that he welcomed the result, saying that the establishment of casino will bring change for Matsu Islands. It would improve the transportation infrastructure and could bring in more tourists.[4]

In December 2013, he urged the Legislative Yuan to pass the Gaming Act (Chinese: 觀光賭場管理條例) as soon as possible so that it can bring job opportunities to Matsu residents and benefit Taiwan's economy as a whole. He also added that there is an urgency to modernize the transportation infrastructures of the county, such as airports and harbors. However, due to the limited funding by the central government, such a proposal is not yet feasible.[5]

2013 Singapore visit[edit]

On 28 June 2013, Yang and 16 delegates were welcomed and greeted by the ROC representative to Singapore Hsieh Fa-dah and his staffs at the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. Both of them discussed the issues of bilateral ties between Taiwan and Singapore concerning urban and industrial developments in Singapore. Yang also elaborated on the future development plans and construction blueprints for Matsu Islands. He hoped that Matsu Islands can follow the success of Singapore of its construction and development of the integrated resorts.[6]

2014 Lienchiang County Magistrate election[edit]

Yang joined the 2014 Lienchiang County Magistrate election held on 29 November 2014. However, he lost to another Kuomintang candidate Liu Cheng-ying.

2014 Lienchiang County Magistrate Election Result
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Liu Cheng-ying Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT 4,385 66.25% Vote1.svg
2 Yang Sui-sheng Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT 2,234 33.75%


  1. ^ http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201411290001.aspx
  2. ^ "新新聞-【特別企畫】楊綏生:博弈公投讓世界看到馬祖". New7.com.tw. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  3. ^ Lu, Hsien-hsiu; Chung, Jake (2014-11-03). "2014 ELECTIONS: Lienchiang's Yang wants new term to realize lofty ideals". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Matsu votes to allow building of casino". Taipei Times. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  5. ^ Yen, Ashley (2013-12-08). "Lienchiang magistrate calls for passage of gambling act". China Post. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Representative Hsieh played host to delegation from Matsu". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2014-11-02.