Chang Po-ya
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Chang Po-ya
Chang Po-ya
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5th President of the Control Yuan

1 August 2014
DeputySun Ta-chuan
Wang Chien-shien
Chairperson of the Central Election Commission

15 November 2010 - 31 July 2014
DeputyLiu I-chou
Rai Hau-min
Liu I-chou (acting)
Liu I-chou
Chairperson of the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union

16 June 2004 - 14 June 2007
Position established
Lin Pin-kuan
Governor of Taiwan Province

20 May 2000 - 1 February 2002
Chao Shou-po
Fan Kuang-chun
Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China

20 May 2000 - 1 February 2002
Huang Chu-wen
Yu Cheng-hsien
Mayor of Chiayi

20 December 1997 - 22 May 2000
Chang Wen-ying
Chen Li-chen
Minister of the Department of Health of the Republic of China

2 June 1990 - 31 August 1997
Shih Chun-jen
Steve Chan
Mayor of Chiayi

15 December 1983 - 20 December 1989
Hsu Shih-hsien
Chiang Ching-lin (acting)
Chang Wen-ying
Personal details
Born5 October 1942 (1942-10-05) (age 77)
Kagi City, Tainan Prefecture, Taiwan, Empire of Japan (modern-day Chiayi City, Taiwan)
Political partyNon-Partisan Solidarity Union
MotherHsu Shih-hsien
RelativesChang Wen-ying (sister)
Alma materKaohsiung Medical University
National Taiwan University
Johns Hopkins University
Kyorin University

Chang Po-ya (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zh?ng Bóy?; born 5 October 1942) is a Taiwanese politician who is the current President of the Control Yuan and founder of the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union,[1] a political party in Taiwan.[2]

Early life

Born in what is now Chiayi City to Hsu Shih-hsien and Chang Chin-tung, both physicians,[3] Chang Po-ya is a medical doctor educated in Kaohsiung Medical College (1968), the Institute of Public Health of National Taiwan University (1970), Johns Hopkins University (1974), and Kyorin University (1994).

Political career

She was the mayor of her home city, serving three terms (1983-89, 1997-2000), the first time succeeding her mother, Hsu; the last time succeeding her sister, Chang Wen-ying [zh]. The Chang daughters and mother are known as the Hsü Family of Chiayi (). During her first term, martial law was lifted and she led the creation of The First 228 Peace Memorial Monument in Taiwan.

She was the Minister of Health[4] from June 2, 1990 to September 10, 1997 and led the creation of Taiwan's national health insurance system.[5]

Under President Chen Shui-bian, she was the Minister of Interior from May 20, 2000 to February 1, 2002 and also served as Governor of the Taiwan Provincial Government.

On 7 December 2002, came in 4th as an independent candidate in the Kaohsiung City mayoral election.

2002 Kaohsiung City Mayoral Election Result
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Shih Ming-teh 8,750 1.13%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 2 Chang Po-ya 13,479 1.75%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3 Huang Tian-sheng () 1,998 0.26%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 4 Huang Jun-ying () 361,546 46.82%
Democratic Progressive Party 5 Frank Hsieh 386,384 50.04% Vote1.png
Total 779,911 100.00%
Voter turnout 71.38%

Since 2014, she's served as the 5th President and first female President of Taiwan's Control Yuan.

Personal life

She is married to Chi Chan-nan () with a son and a daughter.


  1. ^ Banks, Arthur S.; Muller, Thomas C.; Overstreet, William (2008-04-01). Political Handbook of the World 2008. CQ Press. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-87289-528-7. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)".
  3. ^ Lin, Chieh-yu (5 September 2004). "Chang in spotlight since Chen talk". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Who's who in Asian and Australasian politics. Bowker-Saur. 1991. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-86291-593-3.
  5. ^ Jou, Ying-cheng (19 April 2000). "Chiayi mayor takes Cabinet post". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2017.
Government offices
Preceded by
Hsu Shih-hsien (mother)
Mayor of Chiayi
Succeeded by
Chang Wen-ying (sister)
Preceded by
Chang Wen-ying (sister)
Mayor of Chiayi
Succeeded by
Chen Li-chen
Preceded by
Wang Chien-shien
President of the Control Yuan
Party political offices
New title Chairperson of the NPSU
Succeeded by
Lin Pin-kuan

External links

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