Han Kuo-yu

Taiwanese politician
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Han.

Daniel Han Kuo-yu[2] (Chinese: 韓國瑜; pinyin: Hán Guóyú; born 17 June 1957) is a Taiwanese politician. He was a member of the Legislative Yuan from 1993 to 2002, representing a portion of Taipei County for three terms. He later became general manager of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation.

Han Kuo-yu

13th President of the Legislative Yuan
Assumed office
1 February 2024
Vice PresidentJohnny Chiang
Preceded byYou Si-kun
Mayor of Kaohsiung
In office
25 December 2018 – 12 June 2020
DeputyLee Shu-chuan
Yeh Kuang-shih
Hung Tung-wei [zh] (2018–2019)
Chen Hsiung-wen (2019)
Preceded byChen Chu
Hsu Li-ming (acting)
Succeeded byChen Chi-mai
Yang Ming-jou [zh] (acting)
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1999 – 31 January 2002
ConstituencyTaipei County 3
In office
1 February 1993 – 31 January 1999
ConstituencyTaipei County
Personal details
Born (1957-06-17) 17 June 1957 (age 66)
Taipei County, Taiwan
Political partyKuomintang
Spouse(s)Lee Chia-fen
Alma materSoochow University
National Chengchi University
Republic of China Military Academy
Military service
Allegiance Republic of China
Branch/service Republic of China Army
UnitRepublic of China Military Academy

In 2017, Han ran for the Kuomintang chairmanship, losing to Wu Den-yih. Han was elected Mayor of Kaohsiung in November 2018, and became the first Kuomintang politician since Wu in 1998 to hold the office. In July 2019, Han became the 2020 Kuomintang nominee for President of the Republic of China, facing incumbent Tsai Ing-wen.[3][4]

Han was removed from office as the mayor of Kaohsiung on 12 June 2020 after a recall election. He was the first Taiwanese politician to ever be removed from office by a recall.[5]

Han won with 54 votes to become the President of the Legislative Yuan in 2024.


  1. 立法院 (2013-07-23). "立法院". 立法院 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  2. "韓國瑜". www.facebook.com.
  3. Lim, Emerson (28 July 2019). "Han Kuo-yu formally nominated as KMT presidential candidate". Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. Maxon, Ann (29 July 2019). "Han named KMT's 2020 candidate". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  5. Chung, Lawrence (6 June 2020). "Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu removed as mayor of Kaohsiung after heavy defeat in recall election". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 19 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.

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