Hsu Hsin-ying (Chinese: 徐欣瑩; pinyin: Xú Xīnyíng; born 23 April 1972) is a Taiwanese politician. Prior to joining the Kuomintang (KMT) in 2009, Hsu was an independent. She left the KMT to found the Minkuotang (MKT) in 2015. In 2019, the MKT was absorbed by the Congress Party Alliance.
|Member of the Legislative Yuan|
1 February 2012 – 31 January 2016
|Preceded by||Perng Shaw-jiin|
|Succeeded by||Lin Wei-chou|
|Chairperson of the Minkuotang|
13 March 2015 – 29 November 2018
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||Wu Hsu-chih|
|Vice Chairperson of the Congress Party Alliance|
10 June 2019 – 31 March 2020
|Preceded by||Tsai Hau|
|Succeeded by||position abolished|
|Born||23 April 1972|
Xinfeng, Hsinchu County, Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Political party||Congress Party Alliance (since 2019)|
|Independent (before 2009)|
|Alma mater||National Cheng Kung University|
National Chiao Tung University
Education and early careerEdit
Hsu graduated from Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School, where she played basketball, softball and athletics. She attended National Cheng Kung University to study engineering. Hsu then obtained a masters and doctorate in the field from National Chiao Tung University and began work as a researcher for the Ministry of the Interior. She then moved to the private sector, joining the Da Shi Dai Surveying and Construction Consulting Company. She also taught at Minghsin University of Science and Technology.
Hsu first ran for office in 2005, for a position on the Hsinchu County Council, for which she was defeated. She organized a bid for the Legislative Yuan in 2008, resulting in the same outcome. After joining the Kuomintang in 2009, she won and served on the county council, before winning a Legislative Yuan seat in the 2012 elections as a member of the Kuomintang. In that election, Hsu won 171,466 votes, the most of any one candidate that year. Hsu was reelected to the KMT's Central Standing Committee in August 2014, but did not serve a full one-year term. Instead, she split from the party in January 2015, and founded the Minkuotang (MKT) in March, serving as the MKT's first chair.
Hsu ran for reelection in Hsinchu County until People First Party chairman James Soong named her the vice presidential candidate for his 2016 presidential campaign in November 2015. The PFP–MKT coalition finished third in the presidential election and the MKT lost its only seat in the Legislative Yuan.
Later political careerEdit
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