Lee Teng-hui

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Lee Teng-hui
李登輝
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President of the Republic of China
In office
13 January 1988 – 20 May 2000
Vice PresidentLi Yuan-tsu
Lien Chan
Preceded byChiang Ching-kuo
Succeeded byChen Shui-bian
Vice President of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 1984 – 13 January 1988
PresidentChiang Ching-kuo
Preceded byHsieh Tung-ming
Succeeded byLi Yuan-tsu
Chairman of the Kuomintang
In office
27 July 1988 – 24 March 2000
Acting: 13 January 1988 – 27 July 1988
Preceded byChiang Ching-kuo
Succeeded byLien Chan
Governor of Taiwan Province
In office
5 December 1981 – 20 May 1984
Preceded byLin Yang-kang
Succeeded byChiu Chuang-huan
Mayor of Taipei
In office
9 June 1978 – 5 December 1981
Preceded byLin Yang-kang
Succeeded byShao En-hsin
Minister without portfolio
In office
1 June 1972 – 1 June 1978
PremierChiang Ching-kuo
Personal details
Born(1923-01-15)15 January 1923
Sanzhi, Taihoku Prefecture, Empire of Japan
Died30 July 2020(2020-07-30) (aged 97)
Taipei, Taiwan
NationalityTaiwanese
Political partyIndependent (2001–present)
Other political
affiliations
Communist Party of China (1947–1948)
Kuomintang (1971–2001)
Spouse(s)
Tseng Wen-hui (m. 1949)
Alma materNational Taiwan University (B.S.)
Iowa State University (M.S.)
Cornell University (Ph.D.)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lee.

Lee Teng-hui (15 January 1923 – 30 July 2020), sometimes called the "father of Taiwan's democracy",[1][2] was a politician of the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). He was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000.

Lee died of sepsis caused by multiple organ failure in Taipei on 30 July 2020, aged 97.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ex-Taiwan president Lee indicted on graft charge". USATODAY.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  2. Jul 13, 2011 (2011-07-13). "Lee charges stir Taiwan". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  3. Lin, Hui-chin; Chung, Jake (31 July 2020). "Former president Lee Teng-hui dies". Taipei Times. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. "Lee Teng-hui dies; pivotal figure in Taiwan's transition to democracy". Central News Agency. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.

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