Wu Ming-ming (Chinese: 吳明敏) is a Taiwanese academic and politician who served on the Legislative Yuan from 2006 to 2008.

Wu Ming-ming

吳明敏
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
27 January 2006 – 31 January 2008
Preceded byTsai Ing-wen
ConstituencyRepublic of China
Personal details
NationalityTaiwanese
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Occupationpolitician

CareerEdit

Wu earned a bachelor's and master's degree at National Chung Hsing University, and obtained a Ph.D in agricultural economics and rural sociology from Ohio State University.[1] He returned to Taiwan and taught marketing at NCHU,[2] as part of an academic career that spanned three decades.[3] Wu was also active in the Taiwan Agricultural Academia-Industry Alliance.[4] He took office as an alternate legislator-at large on January 2006.[1] As a lawmaker, Wu took an interest in Chinese violations of Taiwanese trademarks,[5] and expressed concern about the quality of hairy crabs imported from China.[6] He advocated for the end of a ban on the use of ractopamine in July 2007,[7] but stated in August that restrictions on the feed additive should not be removed.[8] After stepping down from the legislature in 2008, Wu became an honorary professor at NCHU.[9][10] In a 2010 editorial published in the Taipei Times, Wu argued against signing the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China.[11] He later joined the faculty of Kainan University.[12][13] Wu was found not guilty of subornation of perjury and corruption in 2013, and filed a counter lawsuit against Ministry of Justice investigators.[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wu Ming-ming (6)". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  2. ^ Chiu, Yu-tzu (28 November 2005). "Upgrading agriculture in Yunlin could be a winner". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (12 May 2007). "Pan-blues pass agriculture bills". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (20 July 2005). "Taiwan 3A alliance plans aid for Chinese farmers". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ Wang, Flora (15 October 2006). "DPP slams KMT-PRC agriculture meet". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (8 August 2007). "Poisoned rats may end up in crabs, lawmakers say". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (31 July 2007). "Pig farmers ask for ban on US pork". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ Wang, Flora; Chuang, Jimmy (21 August 2007). "No change on ractopamine: Cabinet". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ Wang, Flora; Chao, Vincent Y. (2 February 2010). "ECFA no threat to farms: official". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ Chuang, Li-hua (17 June 2010). "FEATURE: Taipei counting on Chinese taste for bananas". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  11. ^ Wu, Ming-ming (20 January 2010). "An ECFA would be bad news for farmers". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ Chuang, Li-hua (9 August 2011). "Banana deal political: academics". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  13. ^ Kao, Cameron (11 April 2014). "Council to set up farmers' fund". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ Wang, Chris (16 April 2013). "Shieh Ching-jyh files malicious prosecution suit". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  15. ^ Wang, Chris (20 March 2013). "Former Chen adviser Wu suing over 'persecution'". Taipei Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.