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Chang Po-ya (Chinese: 張博雅; pinyin: Zhāng Bóyǎ) is a Taiwanese politician who is the current President of the Control Yuan and founder of the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union,[1] a political party in Taiwan.[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Born in what is now Chiayi City to Hsu Shih-hsien and Chang Chin-tung, both physicians,[3] Chang Po-ya is a medical doctor educated in Kaohsiung Medical College (1968), the Institute of Public Health of National Taiwan University (1970), Johns Hopkins University (1974), and Kyorin University (1994).

Political career[edit] She was the mayor of her home city, serving three terms (1983–89, 1997–2000), the first time succeeding her mother, Hsü; the last time succeeding her sister, Chang Wen-ying (張文英). The Chang daughters and mother are known as the Hsü Family of Chiayi (許家班). She was the Minister of Health[4] from June 2, 1990 to September 10, 1997 and led the creation of Taiwan's national health insurance system.[5] Under President Chen Shui-bian, she was the Minister of Interior from May 20, 2000 to February 1, 2002 and also served as Governor of the Taiwan Provincial Government. On 7 December 2002, came in 4th as an independent candidate in the Kaohsiung City mayoral election.

2002 Kaohsiung City Mayoral Election Result

Party

#

Candidate

Votes

Percentage

Independent

1

Shih Ming-teh

8,750

1.13%

Independent

2

Chang Po-ya

13,479

1.75%

Independent

3

Huang Tian-sheng (黃天生)

1,998

0.26%

Kuomintang

4

Huang Jun-ying (黃俊英)

361,546

46.82%

Democratic Progressive Party

5

Frank Hsieh

386,384

50.04%

Total

779,911

100.00%

Voter turnout

71.38%

Personal life[edit] She is married to Chi Chan-nan (紀展南) with a son and a daughter.

References[edit]

^ Banks, Arthur S.; Muller, Thomas C.; Overstreet, William (2008-04-01). Political Handbook of the World 2008. CQ Press. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-87289-528-7. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 

^ "Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)". ey.gov.tw. 

^ Lin, Chieh-yu (5 September 2004). "Chang in spotlight since Chen talk". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

^ Who's who in Asian and Australasian politics. Bowker-Saur. 1991. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-86291-593-3. 

^ Jou, Ying-cheng (19 April 2000). "Chiayi mayor takes Cabinet post". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

Government offices

Preceded byHsu Shih-hsien (mother)

Mayor of Chiayi1983–1989

Succeeded byChang Wen-ying (sister)

Preceded byChang Wen-ying (sister)

Mayor of Chiayi1997–2000

Succeeded byChen Li-chen

Preceded byWang Chien-shien

President of the Control Yuan2014-present

Incumbent

Party political offices

New title

Chairperson of the NPSU2004–2007

Succeeded byLin Pin-kuan

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chang Po-ya. Profile of Minister of the Interior Chang Po-ya from Taiwan Panorama (2000) Authority control WorldCat Identities GND: 171196147 VIA