Taiwan, officially the Republic of China(ROC), was under the Japanese rule where Japanese surrendered to the Allies in 1945 and the Republic of China took control of Taiwan. Taiwan has ROC to the west, Japan to the northeast and the Philippines to the south surrounded as immediate neighbors.
Taiwan is the most populous state and also has one of the largest economies and it is also not a member of the United Nations. Full practice of Democracy started at the creation of opposition party, DPP in 1986 and the removal of martial law in 1987.
Following are the top 10 famous political leaders in Taiwan
Chang Chun-hsiung : – Chang Chun-hsiungis a former Premier of the Republic of China who was appointed fore two separate terms as Premier. Hsiung one of the most famous political leaders in Taiwan, was the founding member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and was also a member of its Central Committee and Executive Member of its Central Standing Committee from 1986 to 2000.
Chen Chi-mai : – Chen Chi-mai is a Taiwanese politician and also the Member of the Legislative Yuan.A physician by profession, Mai is also the current spokesperson of the Democratic Progressive Party and also the Chief executive officer of its policy Research and coordinating Committee. One of the most popular political leaders in Taiwan, mai is also to an extent young political leader in Taiwan.
Chen Shui-bian : – Chen Shui-bian is a Taiwanese politician who has served as President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008. A Lawyer by profession, Chen is one of the most powerful politicians in Taiwan who has been the first President to be elected from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Frank Hsieh Chang-ting : – Frank was the co-founder of the Democratic Progressive Party who has also served as the Mayor of Kaohsiung city later on to become the Premier of the Republic of China.
Hsiao Bi-khim : – Hsiao is one of the most popular woman political leaders in Taiwan and also one of the youngest political leaders in Taiwan. She is a member of the famous Democratic Progressive Party and also a crucial figure in important foreign policy affairs.
Lee Teng-hui : – Lee is famously termed as the “father of Taiwan’s democracy”. One of the most powerful political leaders in Taiwan, Lee was the President of the Republic of China and also the Chairman of the Kuomintang.
Lien Chan : – A Taiwanese politician, Lee was Premier of the Republic of China from 1993 to 1997. One of the most famous political leaders in Taiwan, Lee was also the Chairman of the Kuomintang.
Ma Ying-jeou : – He was the former President of the Republic of China. His previous political profile includes that he was the Justice Minister and Mayor of Taipei. His political tenure saw a significant increase of economic improvement in Taiwan. This influential political career marks Ma Ying-jeou as the most popular political leaders in Taiwan.
Tsai Ing-wen : – Tsai is the 7th President of Republic of China, commonly known as the President of Taiwan. The most famous woman political leader in Taiwan, Tsai is the first woman to be elected to the office and was also the first President to be both Hakka and aboriginal descent. She has never before held an elected an executive post before presidency.
Lee Teng-hui : – Lee was the former President of the Republic of China to be born in Taiwan, and was also the Chairman of the Kuomintang. He had his political affiliations with the Communist Party of China and later on went to be an Independent.