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Hou You-yi
Hou Yu-Ih
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Hou as Mayor of New Taipei
Mayor of New Taipei

25 December 2018
Eric Chu

20 October 2015 - 18 January 2016
DeputyChen Shen-hsien
Eric Chu
Eric Chu
Deputy Mayor of New Taipei City

18 January 2016 - 28 February 2018
MayorEric Chu

25 December 2010 - 19 October 2015
Serving with Lee Shih-chuan, Hsu Chih-chien and Chen Shen-hsien
MayorEric Chu
Position established
Lee Shih-chuan as Deputy Magistrate of Taipei County
President of Central Police University

21 June 2008 - 24 December 2010
Hsieh Ing-dan
Hsieh Hsiu-neng
Director-General of the National Police Agency

June 2006 - 20 June 2008
Hsieh Ing-dan
Wang Cho-chiun [zh]
Personal details
Born (1957-06-07) 7 June 1957 (age 62)
Puzi, Chiayi County, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang (since 2013)
Alma materCentral Police University

Hou Yu-Ih (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hóu Y?uyí; born 7 June 1957) is a Taiwanese politician. He has served as Director-General of the National Police Agency from 2006 to 2008 and as acting Mayor of New Taipei City from October 2015 to January 2016. He is the incumbent Mayor of New Taipei since 25 December 2018.

Law enforcement career

Upon his graduation from the Central Police University, Hou was sent to the Taipei City Police Department. In 1992, he became an inspector at the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), a division of the National Police Agency (NPA). Six years later, Hou was named second in command of the CIB. He was given the concurrent post of Taoyuan County police chief in 2001, and promoted within the NPA in 2003, becoming the leader of the CIB.[1] The next year, Hou was tasked with investigating the 3-19 shooting incident,[2] an assassination attempt on then-President Chen Shui-bian, a longtime friend.[3] He was named the director-general of the NPA in 2006, and became the youngest leader of the police force at the time of his appointment.[4] During his tenure, the NPA was criticized for its inadequate response to the 2006 protests led by Shih Ming-teh.[5][6] Multiple Kuomintang politicians also wanted Hou to reopen the investigation on the 3-19 shooting incident. Arms dealer Tang Shou-yi, who had fled to Mainland China by August 2006, had recanted his confession, stating that it was coerced and therefore untrue.[7] Hou was named the president of Central Police University in 2008,[8] and replaced at the NPA by Wang Cho-chiun [zh].[9]

Political career

Hou was recruited to join the Democratic Progressive Party in 2002.[10]Eric Chu asked Hou to serve as deputy mayor of New Taipei in 2010,[11] and Hou joined the Kuomintang in August 2013.[12] Hou served as deputy mayor alongside Lee Shih-chuan and Hsu Chih-chien who left office on 25 February 2014 and 30 June 2014, respectively.[13][14][15] Later, Chen Shen-hsien was appointed to the deputy mayorship.[16] Hou was promoted from his previous position as deputy mayor on 20 October 2015, as Chu prepared for the 2016 presidential election.[17] Chu lost the election to Tsai Ing-wen, and resumed mayoral duties on 18 January 2016.[18]

Hou resigned from the deputy mayorship on 28 February 2018, stating that he would contest the Kuomintang mayoral primary.[19][20] On 6 April 2018, the KMT announced that Hou had won the primary.[21][22]

2018 Kuomintang New Taipei City mayoral primary results
Candidates Place Results
Hou You-yi Nominated 55.596%
Chou Hsi-wei 2nd 34.210%
Jin Jie-shou 3rd 10.194%

2018 New Taipei mayor election

2018 New Taipei mayoralty election result
2018 New Taipei City mayoral results[23]
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Su Tseng-chang Democratic Progressive Party 873,692 42.85%
2 Hou You-yi Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 1,165,130 57.15% Vote1.svg
Total voters 3,264,128
Valid votes 2,038,822
Invalid votes
Voter turnout 62.46%

Personal life

Hou's firstborn son Hou Ni-wei died on 15 May 1992, when the tour bus he and his kindergarten classmates were riding in caught fire due to a short circuit. Daughter Hou Ni-chia was born in 1993.[24][25]


  1. ^ Chuang, Jimmy (23 June 2003). "Super cop shines as new commissioner". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Young, H.T. (17 March 2006). "Where's debate on 319 probe heading?". China Post. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Fang, William (23 December 2010). "Hou more loyal to friends than nation". The China Post. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Hou Yu-ih becomes youngest-ever NPA director-general". Taipei Times. 28 February 2006. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Chang, Rich; Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Ko, Shu-ling (21 September 2006). "Tainan police chief offers resignation over clashes". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Chang, Rich (18 September 2006). "Police under fire over scuffling". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Wang, Flora (6 December 2006). "KMT lawmakers want new probe into 319 shooting". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Premier approves changes". Taipei Times. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Taipei police chief to head NPA". The China Post. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Chuang, Jimmy (16 July 2002). "NPA says officers free to join DPP". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Former police chief to be Chu's deputy". Taipei Times. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Hou You-yi seen as KMT's 'spare candidate' for New Taipei". Want China Times. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 2015.[dead link]
  13. ^ Culpan, Tim (25 February 2014). "Former Google Executive Named Taiwan's First Technology Minister". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Ex-New Taipei deputy mayor prosecuted for taking bribes". China Post. Central News Agency. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Pan, Jason (31 July 2015). "Hsu Chih-chien held in graft probe". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Hsiao, Alison (28 July 2014). "Ex-minister says he was victim of 'horrible system'". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ Su, Justin and; Low, Y.F. (19 October 2015). "Eric Chu takes leave from mayoral duties". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ Chiao, Yuan-Ming (19 January 2016). "KMT chairmanship vacated as Chu bows out". China Post. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ Liu, Lee-jung; Huang, Sunrise; Yen, William (28 February 2018). "New Taipei deputy mayor resigns to run for city's KMT candidate". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "New Taipei City deputy mayor to run for top job". Taipei Times. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ Strong, Matthew (6 April 2018). "Former Taiwan police chief wins KMT primary for New Taipei City mayor". Taiwan News. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ Hsu, Stacy (7 April 2018). "KMT wants Hou for New Taipei". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "? ". Epoch Times (in Chinese). 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  25. ^ "?". Sing Tao Daily (in Chinese). 6 February 2011. Retrieved 2015.

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