Chen Shui-bian

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Chen Shui-bian
Tân Chúi-píⁿ
陳水扁
1st President of Taiwan
In office
May 20, 2000 – May 20, 2008
Vice President Annette Lu
Succeeded by Tsai Ing-wen
8th Chairperson of the DPP
In office
May 20, 2000 – May 20, 2008
Preceded by Chen Shui-bian
Succeeded by Tsai Ing-wen
Personal details
Born October 12, 1950 (1950-10-12) (age 63)
Guantian, Tainan, Taiwan
Nationality Flag of the Republic of China.svg
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Spouse(s) Wu Shu-chen
Religion Christianity

Chen Shui-bian (Chinese: 陳水扁, born October 12, 1950 in Guantian, Tainan, Taiwan) is the President of Taiwan. His nickname is Ah-bian (Chinese: 阿扁). Chen is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party. He took office in 2000. This ended 55 years of Kuomintang rule in Taiwan.

Early years[change | change source]

Chen Shui-bian is raised from a poor family in southern Taiwan. He worked hard and studied at National Taiwan University. He passed a test and became a lawyer in his junior year. He graduated from university in 1974.