Frank Hsieh

Taiwanese politician (born 1946)

Frank Hsieh (Chinese: 謝長廷; pinyin: Xiè Chángtíng; Wade–Giles: Hsieh⁴ Chʻang²-tʻing²; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siā Tiông-têng / Chiā Tiông-têng; born May 18, 1946) is a Taiwanese politician and attorney.[1][2] He is a co-founder of the Democratic Progressive Party.

Frank Hsieh

謝長廷
ROC Representative to Japan
Assumed office
June 9, 2016
Preceded byShen Ssu-tsun
Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party
In office
April 20, 2000 – July 21, 2002
Preceded byLin Yi-hsiung
Succeeded byChen Shui-bian
In office
January 12, 2008 – May 20, 2008
Acting
Preceded byChen Shui-bian
Succeeded byTsai Ing-wen
Premier of the Republic of China
In office
February 1, 2005 – January 25, 2006
PresidentChen Shui-bian
Preceded byYu Shyi-kun
Succeeded bySu Tseng-chang
24th Mayor of Kaohsiung
In office
December 25, 1998 – February 1, 2005
Preceded byWu Den-yih
Succeeded byChen Chi-mai (acting)
Yeh Chu-lan (acting)
Chen Chu
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
February 1, 1993 – January 31, 1996
ConstituencyTaipei 2
In office
February 1, 1990 – January 31, 1993
ConstituencyTaipei 1
Member of the Taipei City Council
In office
1981–1989
Personal details
Born (1946-05-18) May 18, 1946 (age 78)
Taipei, Taiwan
NationalityTemplate:TWN-ROC
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Spouse(s)Yu Fang-chih
Alma materNational Taiwan University (LL.B.)
Kyoto University (M.Jur.) & (ABD)
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer

He was a member of the Legislative Yuan, mayor of Kaohsiung City, and the Premier of the Republic of China under president Chen Shui-bian.

Hsieh was the DPP nominee in the 2008 presidential election and lost to Ma Ying-jeou.

References change

  1. Hwang, Jim (March 1, 2008). "Finding Common Ground". Taiwan Today. Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  2. Johnson, Ian (March 20, 2008). "Taiwan Heads for Thaw With China". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on August 7, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.