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


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

Early life[edit] Born in what is now Chiayi City
Chiayi City
to Hsu Shih-hsien
Hsu Shih-hsien
and Chang Chin-tung, both physicians,[3] Chang Po-ya
Chang Po-ya
is a medical doctor educated in Kaohsiung Medical College
Kaohsiung Medical College
(1968), the Institute of Public Health of National Taiwan
University (1970), Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
(1974), and Kyorin University
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 by Hsu Shih-hsien
Hsu Shih-hsien
(mother) Mayor of Chiayi 1983–1989 Succeeded by Chang Wen-ying (sister)

Preceded by Chang Wen-ying (sister) Mayor of Chiayi 1997–2000 Succeeded by Chen Li-chen

Preceded by Wang Chien-shien President of the Control Yuan 2014-present Incumbent

Party political offices

New title Chairperson of the NPSU 2004–2007 Succeeded by Lin Pin-kuan

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chang Po-ya.

Profile of Minister of the Interior Chang Po-ya
Chang Po-ya
from Taiwan
Panorama (2000)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 199029