Hsu Hsin-liang

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Hsu Hsin-liang
許信良
President Direct Election Movement Hsin-liang Hsu.jpg
Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party
In office
18 July 1996 – 18 July 1998
Preceded byShih Ming-teh
Succeeded byLin Yi-hsiung
In office
20 January 1992 – 4 December 1993
Preceded byHuang Shin-chieh
Succeeded byShih Ming-teh
Magistrate of Taoyuan
In office
20 December 1977 – 1 July 1979
Preceded byWu Po-hsiung
Weng Chien (acting)
Succeeded byYeh Kuo-kuang (acting)
Hsu Hung-chih
Personal details
Born (1941-05-27) 27 May 1941 (age 78)
Chūreki Town, Chūreki District, Shinchiku Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan (modern-day Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan)
NationalityTaiwanese
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party (1990s; 2008–present)
Other political
affiliations
Kuomintang (until 1977; 2000–2008)
Spouse(s)Hsu Chung Pi-hsia
RelationsHsu Kuo-tai (brother)
Alma materNational Chengchi University
University of Edinburgh
OccupationPolitician

Hsu Hsin-liang (Chinese: 許信良; pinyin: Xǔ Xìnliáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Khó͘ Sìn-liông; born 27 May 1941) is a Taiwanese politician. He is a formerly Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). He was a supporter of the Pan-Blue Coalition from 2000 to 2008 but then supported the DPP in the 2008 presidential election.

He was expelled from the Kuomintang but broke ranks in 1977 when he ran and won as an independent in the election for Magistrate of Taoyuan County.[1][2]

Hsu was involved in opposition activity during the first part of 1979. The government impeached him and removed him from office for two years.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Holley, David (2 June 1986). "Taiwan Exile--Brash Bid in Name of Democracy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. Han Cheung (13 November 2016). "Taiwan in Time: Burning down the establishment". Taipei Times. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. Jacobs, J. Bruce (2012). Democratizing Taiwan. Leiden and Boston: Brill. pp. 54–5. ISBN 9789004221543.