Hung Chi-chang

Hung Chi-chang (Chinese: 洪奇昌; pinyin: Hóng Qíchāng; born 23 August 1951) is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) from 12 July 2007 to 19 May 2008.[1]

Hung Chi-chang
洪奇昌
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Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation
In office
12 July 2007 – 19 May 2008
Preceded byChang Chun-hsiung
Succeeded byChiang Pin-kung
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1990 – 12 July 2007
Personal details
Born (1951-08-23) 23 August 1951 (age 69)
Changhua County
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Alma materTaipei Medical College
National Taiwan University
University of Toronto

Political careerEdit

In September 1986, Hung and seventeen others founded the Democratic Progressive Party.[2]

Legislative YuanEdit

Hung had served in the Legislative Yuan since 1990, and resigned his seat to chair the Straits Exchange Foundation.

Straits Exchange FoundationEdit

During a provisional meeting on 12 July 2007, the board of directors and supervisors of the SEF elected Hung to be the chairman of the foundation. Hung express his feeling that upon his election, SEF would step up its services for Taiwanese businesses and people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait in the future. His appointment met with some oppositions from Taiwan independence advocates due to his support for a proposal to lift the 40% investment ceiling of book value for investments by Taiwan's enterprises in Mainland China.[3]

Hung sought to be reelected to the legislature via the Democratic Progressive Party list in 2008, but failed to win a seat.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ly.gov.tw/03_leg/0301_main/legIntro.action?lgno=00082&stage=5
  2. ^ "Next DPP head should hold dialogue with President Ma: party founder". Taiwan News. Central News Agency. Retrieved 7 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ http://unified-communications.tmcnet.com/news/2007/07/13/2781456.htm
  4. ^ Huang, Wei-chu (14 January 2008). "Election fallout: 'New' legislature has same old faces". Taipei Times. Retrieved 1 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)