Yang Cheng-wu

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Yang Cheng-wu
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Magistrate of Kinmen County
Assumed office
25 December 2018
Preceded byChen Fu-hai
Member of Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2016 – 25 December 2018
Preceded byYang Ying-hsiung
Succeeded byChen Yu-chen
Personal details
(1972-06-26) 26 June 1972 (age 50)
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang
EducationMaster's degree
Alma materChinese Culture University
University of Westminster

Yang Cheng-wu (Chinese: 楊鎮浯; pinyin: Yáng Zhènwú; born 26 June 1972) is a Kinmenese politician. He is the Magistrate of Kinmen County. He won the 2018 municipality election of the Republic of China. The municipality election for magistrate was held on 24 November 2018. He took office on 25 December 2018.[1]

Education[change | change source]

Yang has a bachelor's degree in economics from the Chinese Culture University. He also has a master's degree in business adminstration from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.[2]

Political career[change | change source]

Legislative Yuan[change | change source]

Yang became a Legislative Yuan member after winning the 2016 general election. He represents the Kinmen County Constituency. He is the ninth Legislative Yuan member for Kinmen.[1]

Yang asked for Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare and Ministry of Transportation and Communications to better cooperate with each other. This was in August 2017. He want the ministries to cooperate in the building of a helipad. He also wants them to cooperate to buy a helicopter. This will allow Kinmen residents to get medical treatment in Taiwan.[3]

In October 2017, Yang participated in a local Kinmen referendum. The referendum is on whether to build a casino in Kinmen. He oppose the building of the casino. He also supported the referendum results. The result is not to build the casino.[4]

On 5 August 2018, Yang attended a ceremony to mark the first day of operation of a pipeline. The pipeline is from Mainland China to Kinmen. It allowed Kinmen to import water from Mainland China.[5]

2018 Kinmen County magistrate election[change | change source]

2018 Kuomintang Kinmen County magistrate primary results
Candidates Place Result
Yang Cheng-wu Called In Walkover

On 24 November 2018, Yang won the Kinmen County magistrate election. He defeated incumbent Chen Fu-hai.

2018 Kinmen County mayoral results[6]
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Yang Cheng-wu Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 23,520 47.48% Vote1.svg
2 Hung Chih-heng (洪志恒) Kinmen Gaoliang Party 832 1.69%
3 Wang Cheng-hua (汪承樺) UNESCO budget e-league 403 0.82%
4 Chen Fu-hai Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 22,719 46.15%
5 Hsieh Yi-zhen (謝宜璋) Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1,389 2.82%
6 Hong Ho-cheng (洪和成) Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 366 0.74%
Total voters 117,913
Valid votes 49,229
Invalid votes  1,190
Voter turnout  41.75%

Magistracy[change | change source]

Yang held his first official visit to Mainland China just about two month after he became magistrate. This visit is to help the Kinmen development. He led a group of officials from various departments of the county government to Quanzhou and Xiamen in Fujian. This is to promote the tourism and products of Kinmen.[7]

On 12 August 2019, Yang, Penghu county Magistrate Lai Feng-wei and Lienchiang county Magistrate Liu Cheng-ying visited Beijing. They met with Taiwan Affairs Office Director Liu Jieyi requesting Mainland China government to stop banning Mainland Chinese tourists to the three counties. They were banned from travel as cross-strait relations were poor. The mainland government lifted the ban on 20 September 2019.[8]

In late April 2020, Yang visited Wuqiu for the first time as magistrate. He stayed overnight on the island.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yen, William (24 November 2018). "Kuomintang reclaims Kinmen County seat". Focus Taiwan. Archived from the original on 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. "Yang, Cheng-Wu". Legislative Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan). 23 July 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. Wu, Cheng-ting; Chung, Jake. "Kinmen to get medivac helicopter". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  4. Wu, Cheng-ting; Liu, Li-jen (29 October 2018). "Kinmen nixes casino development". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on 28 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  5. Lu, Yi-hsuan (6 August 2018). "Kinmen starts importing Chinese water". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on 20 April 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  6. "2018 Local Elections". www.cec.gov.tw. Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  7. Huang, Huei-min; Wang, Flor (31 January 2019). "Kinmen magistrate touts efforts to improve livelihoods". Focus Taiwan. Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  8. "China to lift individual travel ban for Taiwan's offshore counties". Taiwan News. 17 September 2019. Archived from the original on 23 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  9. Tsai Chia-Chen 蔡家蓁 (28 April 2020). 楊鎮浯上任首度訪視烏坵 Longstay感受偏鄉的不便. 聯合新聞網 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.