Hsu Ming-tsai (Chinese: 許明財; pinyin: Xǔ Míngcái; born 13 June 1953) is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Mayor of Hsinchu City since 20 December 2009 until 25 December 2014.[2]

Hsu Ming-tsai
Mayor of Hsinchu City
In office
20 December 2009 – 25 December 2014
DeputyYou Jian-hua
Preceded byLin Junq-tzer
Succeeded byLin Chih-chien[1]
Personal details
Born13 June 1953 (1953-06-13) (age 66)
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang
Alma materChinese Culture University
Dominican University
Chung Hua University

Early lifeEdit

Hsu obtained his bachelor's degree in tourism management from Chinese Culture University, master's degree in public administration from Dominican University in the United States and doctoral degree in technology management from Chung Hua University.

Hsinchu City MayoraltyEdit

Hsinchu City Mayoralty electionEdit

Hsu assumed the position of Mayor of Hsinchu City starting 20 December 2009 after winning the 2009 Republic of China local election on 5 December 2009 under the Kuomintang.

HKETCO Director visit to Hsinchu CityEdit

On 25 June 2013, Hsu received John Leung, the Director of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (HKETCO) in Taiwan with his colleagues. They had a meeting which were also attended by the Hsinchu Chamber of Commerce and Importers and Exporters Association of Hsinchu City.[3]

2014 Hsinchu City mayoralty electionEdit

In 2014, Hsu joined the 2014 Republic of China local election as a Kuomintang candidate for Mayor of Hsinchu City, going against his rival Lin Chih-chien from Democratic Progressive Party and independent candidate Tsai Jen-chien. His campaign slogan was Intelligence, happiness, health and security. His campaign promises were connecting Hsinchu city to Provincial Highway 61 and Jiadong Township in Pingtung County, linking fishing harbor of Hsinchu City to Pingtan County in Fujian to allow commercial and passenger transportation, calling for the relocation of CPC Corporation oil reserve building for its land to be used as the new city government center and city council building, relocating the urban center and turn the old town area into a historical and cultural tourist area, building an off-ramp from the Wuyang Expressway to Hsinchu City center, establishing a hospital for women and children and expanding the Hsinchu City branch of the National Taiwan University Hospital.[4] Hsu however lost to DPP candidate Lin Chih-chien.[5]

2014 Hsinchu City Mayoralty Election Result
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Liu Cheng-hsing (劉正幸) Independent 1,914 0.96%
2 Hsu Ming-tsai   KMT 75,564 37.85%
3 James Tsai Independent 40,480 20.28%
4 Lin Chih-chien DPP 76,578 38.36%
5 Wu Shu-min (吳淑敏) Independent 5101 2.56%

2018 Hsinchu City mayoralty electionEdit

2018 Kuomintang Hsinchu City mayoral primary results
Candidates Place UDN Apollo Survey & Research TVBS Aggregated Result
Hsu Ming-tsai Nominated 40.55% 42.89% 42.63% 42.02%
Lin Geng-ren 2nd 36.15% 34.63% 34.62% 35.13%
Li Guo-zhang 3rd 23.30% 22.48% 22.75% 22.84%
2018 Hsinchu City mayoral results[6]
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Hsieh Wen-chin (謝文進)   Independent 44,101 20.31%
2 Li Chi-qun (李驥羣)   Independent 705 0.32%
3 Huang Yuan-fu (黃源甫)   Independent 3,603 1.66%
4 Hsu Ming-tsai   Kuomintang 60,508 27.87%
5 Kuo Jung-jui (郭榮睿)   Independent 574 0.26%
6 Lin Chih-chien Democratic Progressive Party 107,612 49.57%  
Total voters  338,323
Valid votes  217,103
Invalid votes  
Voter turnout  64.17%


  1. ^ http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201411290001.aspx
  2. ^ "The Mayor - Hsinchu City Government". En.hccg.gov.tw. Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  3. ^ "HKETCO - Photo and Video Gallery - 20130625". Hketco.hk. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  4. ^ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/print/2014/10/14/2003602026
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2014-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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