Hau Pei-tsun

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Hau Pei-tsun
郝柏村
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Premier of the Republic of China
In office
1 June 1990 – 10 February 1993
PresidentLee Teng-hui
DeputyShih Chi-yang
Preceded byLee Huan
Succeeded byLien Chan
Minister of National Defense of the Republic of China
In office
5 December 1989 – 31 May 1990
Preceded byCheng Wei-yuan
Succeeded byChen Li-an
Personal details
Born (1919-07-13) 13 July 1919 (age 100)
Yancheng, Kiangsu
Nationality Republic of China
Political partyNaval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Spouse(s)Kuo Wan-hua
Children2 sons
3 daughters
Military service
Branch/serviceRepublic of China Army
Years of service1938–1989
RankGeneral
Battles/warsWorld War II
Chinese Civil War
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hau.

Hau Pei-tsun (Chinese: 郝柏村; pinyin: Hǎo Bǎicūn; born 13 July 1919) was the Premier of the Republic of China from May 30, 1990 to February 10, 1993. He was also a 4-star general in that country's army.

He was born on 13 July 1919 in Yancheng, Jiangsu. He studied at the Chinese Military Academy.

In the 1996 elections, he ran for vice-president as an independent. He ran with Lin Yang-kang, who was running for president. His party later collapsed and was expelled from the elections. His party's membership was restored in 2005.

He married Kuo Wan-hua and has two sons and three daughters. One of his sons is politician Hau Lung-pin, the former chairman of the New Party, and current Mayor of Taipei.

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