James Soong

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James Soong
Soong Chu-yu
宋楚瑜
宋楚瑜主席2016.jpg
Chairman of the People First Party
Assumed office
31 March 2000
DeputyChang Chau-hsiung
Governor of Taiwan Province
In office
20 March 1993 – 20 December 1998
Head of the Government Information Office
In office
25 January 1979 – 24 August 1984
Personal details
Born (1942-03-16) 16 March 1942 (age 78)
Xiangtan, Hunan, Republic of China
Political partyKuomintang (1981–1999)[1]
Independent (1999–2000)
People First Party (2000–present)
Spouse(s)Viola Chen (1968–2011)
Alma materNational Chengchi University
University of California, Berkeley
Catholic University of America
Georgetown University
James Soong
Chinese

James Soong Chu-yu (Chinese: 宋楚瑜; born 16 March 1942) is a Taiwanese politician. He is the founder and current Chairman the People First Party.

In November 2019, he announced his candidacy for the 2020 Taiwan presidential election, beginning his campaign on 13 November 2019.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tedards, Bo (15 March 2000). "The many faces of James Soong". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. Wang, Cheng-chung; Huang, Frances (13 November 2019). "James Soong announces presidential bid (update)". Central News Agency. Retrieved 13 November 2019.