Yeh Chu-lan

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Yeh Chu-lan
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Secretary-General of the Office of the President
In office
August 20, 2007 – March 22, 2008
President Chen Shui-bian
Preceded by Chiou I-jen
Succeeded by Mark Chen
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
May 20, 2004 – February 21, 2005
President Chen Shui-bian
Premier Yu Shyi-kun
Preceded by Lin Hsin-i
Succeeded by Wu Rong-i
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
December 1, 1990 – May 20, 2000
President Lee Teng-hui
Personal details
Born (1949-02-13) February 13, 1949 (age 67)
Miaoli County, Taiwan
Nationality  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Spouse(s) Cheng Nan-jung
Alma mater Fu Jen Catholic University
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yeh.

Yeh Chu-lan (Chinese: 葉菊蘭; pinyin: Yè Júlán; Wade–Giles: Yeh Chü-lan; born 1949) is a Taiwanese politician. She served as acting mayor of Kaohsiung and Vice Premier of the Republic of China.[1]


Yeh entered politics after her husband, Cheng Nan-jung, a dissident, chose to commit suicide rather than be arrested in 1989.

In 1992, she was the deputy convener of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Caucus in Legislative Yuan, and convener in 1995. From 2000 to 2002, Yeh was third in the Cabinet in her position as Minister of Transportation and Communications. She was Chairperson of the Council for Hakka Affairs from 2002 to 2004. In 2004 she was named Vice Premier, as well as Minister of Consumer Protection and Minister responsible for the Council for Economic Planning and Development. In late 2005, she became the first female acting mayor of Kaohsiung when then-mayor Frank Hsieh was appointed Premier.

She was sworn in as the Presidential Office secretary-general in August 2007.[1]

Yeh was amongst the frontrunners to serve as DPP 2008 presidential candidate Frank Hsieh's vice-presidential running mate, however former Premier and DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang was eventually chosen for the role.

Yeh, who worked in advertising for 17 years before becoming a lawmaker, is a graduate of Fu Jen Catholic University.


  1. ^ a b Ko Shu-ling (2007-08-21). "Yeh Chu-lan sworn in as secretary-general". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
Preceded by
Lin Geng-cheng
Minister of Transportation and Communications
Succeeded by
Lin Ling-san
Preceded by
Fan Kuang-chun
Minister of the Council for Hakka Affairs
Succeeded by
Luo Wen-chia
Preceded by
Lin Shin-yi
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Wu Rong-yi
Preceded by
Chen Chi-mai
Mayor of Kaohsiung (Acting)
Succeeded by
Chen Chu
Preceded by
Chiou I-jen
Secretary-General of the Presidential Office
Succeeded by
Mark Chen