Hau Lung-pin

Hau Lung-pin (Chinese: 郝龍斌; pinyin: Hǎo Lóngbīn; born 22 August 1952) is a Taiwanese politician. Elected to the Legislative Yuan in 1995, he resigned his seat to lead the Environmental Protection Administration in 2001. Hau stepped down in 2003 and served as Mayor of Taipei from 2006 to 2014. He is a member of the Kuomintang (KMT) and has served as vice chairman of the party in 2014 and from 2016 to 2020.

Hau Lung-pin

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Hau Lung-pin in 2014
Vice Chairperson of the Kuomintang
In office
18 May 2016 – 15 January 2020
ChairpersonHung Hsiu-chu
Wu Den-yih
In office
30 April 2014 – 30 November 2014
ChairpersonMa Ying-jeou
Mayor of Taipei
In office
26 December 2006 – 25 December 2014
DeputyTim Ting
Chen Hsiung-wen
Chen Wei-zen
Chang Chin-oh[1]
Preceded byMa Ying-jeou
Succeeded byKo Wen-je
Minister of Environmental Protection Administration of the Republic of China
In office
7 March 2001 – 6 October 2003
Preceded byEdgar Lin
Succeeded byChang Juu-en
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1996 – 7 March 2001
ConstituencyTaipei 1
Personal details
Born (1952-08-22) 22 August 1952 (age 68)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Political partyKuomintang
Other political
New Party (1990s–2006)
RelationsHau Pei-tsun (father)
Alma materNational Taiwan University
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Early lifeEdit

Hau Lung-pin is the son of former Premier and 4-star General (Chief of the General Staff, Army Commander-in-Chief), Hau Pei-tsun. He was born in Taiwan with ancestral roots in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China. He attended the National Taiwan University and graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry. He then earned a PhD in Food Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 1983.

When Hau returned to Taiwan after his doctoral studies, he taught as a professor (1983–88, Associate Professor; 1988–96, Professor) at the Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology at National Taiwan University. As an educator, Hau won numerous awards including awards for excellence in teaching and in research.[2]

Hau left the Kuomintang in the early 1990s to join the New Party. He was elected as a legislator in 1995, and served until his appointment as chief of the central government's Environmental Protection Administration in 2001 under President Chen Shui-bian. He resigned from that position in 2003.

Hau served as the secretary-general of the Red Cross in Taiwan and rejoined the Kuomintang in January 2006.[3]

Taipei mayoraltyEdit

2006 Taipei mayoral electionEdit

On 27 May 2006, Hau was selected as the KMT's candidate for the Taipei mayoral election, winning 60% of the primary vote. He was subsequently elected Mayor of Taipei in the 2006 Republic of China municipal elections, defeating DPP candidate and former premier Frank Hsieh with 53.81% of the popular vote.[4]

No Candidate Party Votes %
1 Li Ao 7,795 0.61%
2 Clara Chou[a] 3,372 0.26%
3 Frank Hsieh 525,869 40.89%
4 James Soong[b] 53,281 4.14%
5 Hau Lung-pin   692,085 53.81%
6 Ke Tsi-hai (柯賜海) 3,687 0.29%

2010 Taipei mayoral electionEdit

Hau was reelected for a second term in November 2010 with 55.65% of the vote, defeating DPP candidate and former premier Su Tseng-chang.

Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) 2 Hau Lung-pin 797,865 55.65%  
Democratic Progressive Party 5 Su Tseng-chang 628,129 43.81%
  Independent 4 Francis Wu (吳武明) 3,672 0.26%
  Independent 3 Helen Hsiao (蕭淑華) 2,238 0.16%
  Independent 1 Wu Yen-cheng (吳炎成) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,433,736 100.00%
Voter turnout

Taiwanese fisherman shooting incidentEdit

Has spoke at Taipei City Hall shortly after the 2013 Guang Da Xing No. 28 incident involving Taiwan and the Philippines occurred on 9 May 2013 in disputed water of the South China Sea. In his comments, Hau urged the ROC government to take action against the Philippine government by suspending all exchanges with them, banning the recruitment of their workers, sending naval ships and extending their patrol beyond the exclusive economic zone to protect Taiwanese fishermen, retracting the 2013 Dragon Boat Festival invitation extended to the Philippines, (an event scheduled to take place in June), bringing the killers to justice, compensating the family of the shooting victim, and suspending the donation of two ROC ambulances to the Philippines. He also advised Taipei residents not to travel to the Philippines.[7][8]

2013 China visitEdit

In early July 2013, Hau led a delegation to attend the Shanghai-Taipei City Forum in Shanghai. He met with the Director of Taiwan Affairs Office Zhang Zhijun and Mayor of Shanghai Yang Xiong. The Taipei City Government and Shanghai City Government will sign several memorandums regarding libraries, district administration and "1999" city hotline service. The delegation also will discuss about cross-strait business, sports, education and media.

During his stay in Shanghai, he made a statement regarding the recently signed Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement between Straits Exchange Foundation and Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits that China should establish mutual trust with Taiwan, reassure the Taiwanese people and strive for Taiwanese support on the issue.[9]

Later political careerEdit

The actress Lin Chi-ling and Hau Lung-pin at the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition

He was named a vice chairman of the Kuomintang in April 2014 and served until November.[10][11]

2016 legislative electionEdit

Hau declared his candidacy for the Keelung City legislative seat in July 2015.[12][13] However, he lost to Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Shih-ying.[14] Hau announced his intention to run for the position of Kuomintang chair on 21 January 2016, shortly after former party leader Eric Chu had resigned the position following defeat in the presidential elections.[15] Hau dropped out of the chairmanship election a few days later.[16] He was reappointed a vice chairman of the Kuomintang in May 2016.[17]

Legislative Election 2016: Keelung district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DPP Tsai Shih-ying 78,707 41.45
Kuomintang Hau Lung-pin 68,632 36.15
People First Liu Wen-hsiung 23,485 12.37
Minkuotang Yang Shicheng 19,045 10.03
Majority 10,075 5.30
Total valid votes 189,869 98.76
Rejected ballots 2,378 1.24
DPP gain from Kuomintang Swing
Turnout 192,247 64.31
Registered electors 298,947

2017 KMT chairmanship electionEdit

On 7 January 2017, he joined the KMT chairmanship election.[18][19] The vote was held on 20 May 2017. He finished third in a field of six candidates.

2017 Kuomintang chairmanship election
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Hung Hsiu-chu   Kuomintang 53,063 19.20%
2 Han Kuo-yu   Kuomintang 16,141 5.84%
3 Tina Pan   Kuomintang 2,437 0.88%
4 Hau Lung-pin   Kuomintang 44,301 16.03%
5 Steve Chan   Kuomintang 12,332 4.46%
6 Wu Den-yih   Kuomintang 144,408 52.24%  
Eligible voters  476,147
Total votes  276,423
Valid votes  272,682
Invalid votes  3,741
Turnout  58.05%

2020 Kuomintang chairmanship electionEdit

Hau resigned his position as a vice chair of the Kuomintang on 15 January 2020, and declared his candidacy for the top post five days later, as party chairman Wu Den-yih had also resigned his post.[20] In the chairmanship election held on 7 March 2020, Hau was defeated by Johnny Chiang.[21][22]


Hau is married to Kao Lang-sin, with whom he has three children.[23]


  1. ^ Despite Chou's expulsion from the Taiwan Solidarity Union on November 9, 2006, the party could not withdraw their recommendation for Chou under Republic of China's Public Officials Election and Recall Law. She would still contest the elections as a TSU candidate.[5]
  2. ^ James Soong was Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.[6]


  1. ^ Mo, Yan-chih (March 20, 2013). "Hau picks real-estate pro as his new deputy mayor". Taipei Times. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  2. ^ http://english.taipei.gov.tw/TCG/index.jsp?categid=89
  3. ^ "Hau Lung-bin returns to KMT fold to seek Taipei post". taipeitimes.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Central Election Committee[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "TSU expels Taipei mayoral candidate". China Post. November 10, 2006. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (December 10, 2006). "Elections 2006: People First Party chairman announces an end to his career". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Death on the High Seas: Ma issues ultimatum over fisherman's death". Taipei Times. April 24, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Cities to halt exchanges with Philippine counterparts". The China Post. May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Taipei mayor sets off on trip to China, Russia". The China Post. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  10. ^ Hsu, Stacy (May 1, 2014). "President designates trio to replace KMT vice chairmen". Taipei Times. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou expected to step down as Kuomintang chairman on Dec 3". straitstimes.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ex-Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin launches bid for Keelung legislative seat". China Post. Central News Agency. July 11, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  13. ^ Lin, Hsin-han; Hsiao, Alison (July 19, 2015). "Hau Lung-bin enlists in KMT's Keelung primary". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  14. ^ Chen, Wei-han (January 17, 2016). "'League' candidates win three of eight Taipei constituencies". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Hsu, Stacy (January 22, 2016). "Hau Lung-bin in bid for new KMT chairmanship". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  16. ^ Hsiao, Alison (January 28, 2016). "Acting chairperson in KMT race". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  17. ^ Hsu, Stacy (May 19, 2016). "KMT committee approves three vice chairmen". Taipei Times. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  18. ^ Hsiao, Alison (January 8, 2017). "Hau Lung-bin to run for top KMT job". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  19. ^ Lin, Liang-sheng; Hetherington, William (January 9, 2017). "Hung shows up at event unannounced". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  20. ^ Maxon, Ann (January 22, 2020). "KMT's Hau calls for new cross-strait policy". Taipei Times. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  21. ^ Shih, Hsiao-kuang; Chen, Yun; Chung, Jake (March 8, 2020). "Johnny Chiang sweeps KMT vote". Taipei Times. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  22. ^ Lim, Emerson (March 7, 2020). "Legislator Chiang Chi-chen elected KMT chairman". Central News Agency. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  23. ^ "Hau Lung-pin's winding route to city hall". South China Morning Post. December 7, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Ma Ying-jeou
Mayor of Taipei
2006 – 2014
Succeeded by
Ko Wen-je