Chen Shui-bian

President of Taiwan from 2000 to 2008

Chen Shui-bian (Chinese: 陳水扁, born October 12, 1950 in Guantian, Tainan, Taiwan) was the President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008. His term ended 55 years of Kuomintang rule in Taiwan. His nickname is Ah-bian (Chinese: 阿扁). Chen is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party.

Chen Shui-bian
Tân Chúi-píⁿ

President of the Republic of China
In office
May 20, 2000 – May 20, 2008
Vice PresidentAnnette Lu
Preceded byLee Teng-hui
Succeeded byMa Ying-jeou
8th Chairperson of the DPP
In office
May 20, 2000 – May 20, 2008
Preceded byChen Shui-bian
Succeeded byTsai Ing-wen
Personal details
Born (1950-10-12) October 12, 1950 (age 73)
Guantian, Tainan, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Spouse(s)Wu Shu-chen

Early years change

Chen Shui-bian is raised from a poor family in southern Taiwan. He worked hard and studied at National Taiwan University. He passed a test and became a lawyer in his junior year. He graduated from university in 1974.