Hau Pei-tsun

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Hau Pei-tsun
郝柏村
郝柏村院長.jpg
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(1919-08-08)8 August 1919
Yancheng, Kiangsu
Died30 March 2020(2020-03-30) (aged 100)
Taipei, Taiwan
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; 8 August 1919 – 30 March 2020)[1][2] 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 8 August 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 had 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.

Hau died of multiple organ failure on 30 March 2020 in Taipei at the age of 100.[3]

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