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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.

Hsu Hsin-ying
徐欣瑩
Hsu Hsin-ying.jpg
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2012 – 31 January 2016
Preceded byPerng Shaw-jiin
Succeeded byLin Wei-chou
ConstituencyHsinchu County
Chairperson of the Minkuotang
In office
13 March 2015 – 29 November 2018
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byWu Hsu-chih
Vice Chairperson of the Congress Party Alliance
Assumed office
10 June 2019
Preceded byTsai Hau
Personal details
Born (1972-04-23) 23 April 1972 (age 47)
Xinfeng, Hsinchu County, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyCongress Party Alliance (since 2019)
Other political
affiliations
Independent (before 2009)
Kuomintang (2009–2015)
Minkuotang (2015–2019)
Alma materNational 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.[1] 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.[2]

Political careerEdit

Political beginningsEdit

Hsu first ran for office in 2005, for a position on the Hsinchu County Council, for which she was defeated.[3] She organized a bid for the Legislative Yuan in 2008, resulting in the same outcome.[4] After joining the Kuomintang in 2009, she won and served on the county council,[3] before winning a Legislative Yuan seat in the 2012 elections as a member of the Kuomintang. In that election, Hsu won 171,466 votes,[5] the most of any one candidate that year.[6][7] Hsu was reelected to the KMT's Central Standing Committee in August 2014, but did not serve a full one-year term.[8] Instead, she split from the party in January 2015,[9] and founded the Minkuotang (MKT) in March, serving as the MKT's first chair.[10]

2016 campaignsEdit

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.[11][12][13] The PFP–MKT coalition finished third in the presidential election and the MKT lost its only seat in the Legislative Yuan.

e • d Summary of the 16 January 2016 Taiwanese presidential election results
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
President Vice president
  Democratic Progressive Party Tsai Ing-wen Chen Chien-jen 6,894,744 56.12%
 
  Kuomintang Eric Chu Wang Ju-hsuan 3,813,365 31.04%
 
  People First Party James Soong Hsu Hsin-ying 1,576,861 12.84%
 
Total 12,284,970 100%

Later political careerEdit

Hsu contested the Hsinchu County magistracy in 2018.[14][15]

2018 Minkuotang Hsinchu County magistrate primary results
Candidates Place Result
Hsu Hsin-ying Nominated Walkover
2018 Hsinchu County mayoral results[16]
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Yang Wen-ke   Kuomintang 107,877 38.20%  
2 Yeh Fang-tung (葉芳棟)   Independent 5,168 1.83%
3 Cheng Chao-fang (鄭朝方)   Democratic Progressive Party 78,170 27.68%
4 Hsu Hsin-ying   Minkuotang 91,190 32.29%
Total voters  427,652
Valid votes  282,405
Invalid votes  
Voter turnout  66.03%

Following her loss to Yang Wen-ke, Hsu resigned the Minkuotang leadership on 29 November 2018,[17] and the party merged into the Congress Party Alliance on 25 January 2019.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 林, 思慧 (8 January 2014). "立委徐欣瑩 胖娃長大變運動健將". China Times (in Chinese).
  2. ^ "Hsu, Hsin-Ying". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Hsu, Stacy (19 November 2015). "James Soong chooses Hsu Hsin-ying for ticket". Taipei Times. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Legislative Elections and Referendums" (PDF). Taipei Times. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "KMT legislator Hsu Hsin-jung quits party". Taiwan News. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  6. ^ Chyan, Amy (29 January 2015). "Legislator leaves KMT, Chu says not best route". The China Post. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  7. ^ Gerber, Abraham (11 September 2015). "MKT announces partial slate for legislative polls". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  8. ^ "KMT elects new central standing committee members". Want China Times. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  9. ^ Alison, Hsiao (29 January 2015). "Hsinchu lawmaker withdraws from KMT". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  10. ^ "New party established". Taipei Times. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  11. ^ Gerber, Abraham (11 September 2015). "MKT announces partial slate for legislative polls". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  12. ^ Lu, Hsin-hui; Wu, Lilian (18 November 2015). "James Soong taps Hsu Hsin-ying as running mate (update)". Central News Agency. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  13. ^ Gerber, Abraham (17 January 2016). "New Power Party wins five legislative seats". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  14. ^ Liu, Wan-chun; Hetherington, William (24 July 2018). "Craze for flirty catchphrases sweeping the nation". Taipei Times. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  15. ^ Lee, I-chia (23 September 2018). "Ko says no to being led around by China". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  16. ^ https://www.cec.gov.tw/pc/en/TC/nm10004000000000000.html
  17. ^ "竹縣長選戰認敗 徐欣瑩辭民國黨黨主席". United Daily News (in Chinese). 29 November 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. ^ 周怡孜 (2 January 2019). "九合一大選失利 民國黨宣布:與妙天合併政黨" (in Chinese). Storm Media. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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