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Encyclopedia > Annette Lu
Annette Lu
呂秀蓮


Incumbent
Assumed office 
May 20, 2000
Preceded by Lien Chan

Born June 7, 1944 (1944-06-07) (age 62)
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Political party Democratic Progressive Party

Hsiu-lien Annette Lu (Traditional Chinese: 呂秀蓮; pinyin: Lǚ Xiùlián) (born June 7, 1944) is the incumbent vice president of the Republic of China and member of the Democratic Progressive Party. Vice President Lu announced her intentions to run for president on March 6, 2007. CEC photo - This work is copyrighted. ... The Office of the President of the Republic of China, located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, also houses the office of the Vice President. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Lien Chan Lien Chan (連戰, in pinyin: Lián Zhàn) (born August 27, 1936, in Xian) is a Taiwanese politician. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Taoyuan is names of places in China which are following: Taoyuan (桃园市、桃園市,pinyin:táo yuán shì) is a city located in Taiwan, see Taoyuan City Taoyuan (桃园县、桃園縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn... The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: 民主進步黨; Simplified Chinese: 民主进步党; abbrev. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... The Republic of China is commonly known as Taiwan or Chinese Taipei, and it is not to be confused with the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: 民主進步黨; Simplified Chinese: 民主进步党; abbrev. ...

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Pre-politics

She was born in Taoyuan County, in northern Taiwan. After graduating from prestigious Taipei First Girls' High School, she studied law at the National Taiwan University. Graduating in 1967, she went on to gain a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and another from Harvard University. During the 1970s she established herself as a prominent advocate of feminist ideas in Taiwan, including writing Hsin-nü-hsing Chu-i (新女性主義 New Women's Principle). She also joined the Tangwai movement and worked on the staff of Formosa Magazine. Surviving throat cancer in 1974, she spoke at the rally that precipitated the Kaohsiung Incident and was subsequently sentenced to 12 years for sedition. She served five years and four months before being given a medical parole due to thyroid cancer. Due to her shrewd temper, many people have nicknamed her "little chili pepper". Taoyuan is names of places in China which are following: Taoyuan (桃园市、桃園市,pinyin:táo yuán shì) is a city located in Taiwan, see Taoyuan City Taoyuan (桃园县、桃園縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn... Taipei First Girls High School Entrance to the school. ... National Taiwan University (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuo2-li4 tai2-wan1 ta4-hsüeh2; POJ: Kok-li̍p Tâi-ôan Tāi-ha̍k; abbreviation NTU)[2] is a national university in Taipei, Taiwan. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636,[2] Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning still operating in the United States. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... The Tangwai (黨外; pinyin: dăng wài; literally, outside the party) movement was a political movement in the Republic of China on Taiwan in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. ... Formosa Magazine (『美麗島』雜誌 Pinyin: Meilidao Zazhi) was a magazine created by Tangwai individuals in Taiwan during the summer of 1979. ... Head and neck cancers are malignant growths originating in the lip and oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and cervical lymph nodes of the neck. ... The Kaohsiung Incident (Chinese: 高雄事件), also known as the Formosa Incident (Chinese: 美麗島事件), was the result of pro-democracy demonstrations that occurred in Kaohsiung, Republic of China (Taiwan) to commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10, 1979. ... Sedition is a term of law to refer to covert conduct such as speech and organization that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order. ... Parole can have different meanings depending on the area and judiciary system. ... Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland. ... The chili pepper, or more simply just chili, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. ...


Early political career

She was elected to the Legislative Yuan in 1993. In 1997 she won an election to be a magistrate in Taoyuan, replacing her murdered predecessor. On March 18, 2000, she was elected vice-president. She was awarded the World Peace Corps Mission's World Peace Prize in 2001. Controversy erupted over this in Taiwan, with Lu's political opponents accusing her of vastly overstating the significance and value of that award. The Legislative Yuan building in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City (the view is partially obscured by the childrens hospital building of the National Taiwan University Hospital). ... A magistrate is a judicial officer. ... Taoyuan is names of places in China which are following: Taoyuan (桃园市、桃園市,pinyin:táo yuán shì) is a city located in Taiwan, see Taoyuan City Taoyuan (桃园县、桃園縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn... The Election for the 10th-term President and Vice-President of the Republic of China (第十任中華民國總統、副總統選舉), the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the 10th... World Peace Corps Mission is an private non-profit Christian evangelical group founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert L. Leggett and Dr. Han Min Su. ... World Peace Corps Mission is an private non-profit Christian evangelical group founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert L. Leggett and Dr. Han Min Su. ...


2004 presidential election

In the months leading to the ROC presidential election, 2004 there was intense speculation as to whether she would be again chosen Chen's running mate, as party leaders had pressured him to choose someone else, presumably less controversial and outspoken to appeal to swing voters. But on December 11, 2003, Chen officially nominated Lu to run for a second term. Elections for the President and Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) were held on March 20, 2004. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Assassination attempt

On March 19, 2004, Lu was shot in the right kneecap during a campaign trip to Tainan. Chen was shot in the abdomen at the same event. Both survived the shooting and left Chi-mei Hospital on the same day. The Pan-Blue Coalition suggested, improbably, that the shooting was not an assassination attempt but that it was staged to gain sympathy votes (see March 19, 2004 assassination attempt in Taiwan). The Chen/Lu ticket won the election on the following day with only a 0.2% margin. March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The patella or kneecap is a thick, triangular bone which articulates with the femur and covers and protects the front of the knee joint. ... Tainan redirects here; for the county of the same name see Tainan County. ... The Pan-Blue Coalition (Traditional Chinese: 泛藍聯盟; Simplified Chinese: 泛蓝联盟; Hanyu Pinyin: ), or Pan-Blue Force (Traditional Chinese: 泛藍軍; Simplified Chinese: 泛蓝军; Hanyu Pinyin: ), is a political coalition in Taiwan, consisting of the Kuomintang (KMT), the People First Party (PFP), and the smaller New Party (CNP). ... On March 19, 2004, the day before the Republic of China presidential election, President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu were both shot while campaigning in Tainan, in what then appeared to be a political assassination attempt. ...


After the election, she continued to make statements which contributed to a public impression that she was tactless and not very careful about her statements. In a June 2004 meeting with expatriates in San Francisco, she proposed to officially rename her country "Taiwan Republic of China" to pacify domestic disputes over Taiwan's identity. However, this drew heat from both sides, ranging from those who wanted to drop the "Republic of China" completely and those who pointed out that her proposal violated the Five Noes. Lu was careful to state that this was just her personal opinion and not an official proposal. She drew even more controversy after flooding in Taiwan, in which she made statements which were portrayed as an attack on Taiwanese aboriginals for living in flood prone areas. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... The Four Noes and One Without (Chinese: 四不一沒有; pinyin: sì bù, yÄ« méiyÇ’u) is a pledge by President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian made in his inauguration speech on 20 May 2000 concerning the political status of Taiwan. ... A Rukai villege Chief visiting Department of Anthropology in Tokyo Imperial University during the Japanese rule. ...


2005 local elections

Following the resignation of DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang, who took responsibility for the DPP defeat in the December 2005 "3-in-1" local elections, the DPP Central Executive Committee appointed Lu on December 7, 2005 acting Chairwoman of the DPP, but she suddenly resigned less than one week later on December 12. According to unidentified DPP officials quoted by the local press, President Chen was displeased with the decision to appoint Lu as acting chairwoman and troubled by Lu's intention to become formal chairwoman. Lu resigned after Chen cancelled a meeting with her (which was taken as a snub). Her stated reason was that she did not want to get involved in "factional infighting". [1] [2] However, in another sudden change, she withdrew her resignation on December 14, citing a number of standing committee members' request for her to stay on. On January 15, 2006 Yu Shyi-kun was elected new Chairman of the DPP. Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌, pinyin: Sū Zhēnchāng; born July 28, 1947) is a Taiwanese politician of the Democratic Progressive Party. ... Graphic depiction of the mayor/magistrate election results (blue=KMT; green=DPP; orange=PFP; yellow=CNP; gray=independent; white=no election) Comparison of Pan-Blue vs. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃, pinyin: Yóu Xíkūn) (born April 25, 1948), a Taiwanese politician of the Democratic Progressive Party, is Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan, ROC. He previously served as Premier of the Republic of China from 2002 to 2005. ...


Lu is widely considered to be a serious contender for the 2008 presidential election; she announced her candidacy on March 6[3] and will face Yu Shyi-Kun (current DPP chairman), Frank Hsieh (former DPP chairman, former premier, former Kaohsiung mayor), and Su Tseng-Chang (former DPP chair, incumbent premier) for the nomination. The Election for the 12th-term President and Vice-President of the Republic of China (Chinese: 第十二任中華民國總統副總統選舉) will be held in March 2008 (but as is customary in Taiwanese elections, the date will probably not be determined until late 2007). ...


Political views

She has been notably more outspoken in favor of Taiwan independence than President Chen Shui-bian, and as such has been more heavily attacked than Chen both by the government of the People's Republic of China as well as by supporters of Chinese reunification on Taiwan. Taiwan independence movement (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Pe̍h-oē-jī: Tâi-oân To̍k-li̍p ūn-tōng; abbreviated to 台獨, Táidú, Tâi-to̍k) is a right-wing political movement whose goal is primarily to create an independent and sovereign Republic of Taiwan. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... Chinese (re)unification (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a goal of Chinese nationalism that refers to the reunification of all of Greater China under a single political entity. ...


She has often appeared at odds with Chen, particularly in regard to cross-Strait policy. While Chen initially sent conciliatory signals, Lu has consistently made inflammatory comments to the media. Her confrontational remarks has led state newspapers in mainland China to accuse her of provoking "animosity between the people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits" [4]. PRC state media has also labeled Lu as "insane" and a "scum of the earth" in reportings. [5] Taiwan Strait area The controversy regarding the political status of Taiwan hinges on whether Taiwan, including the Pescadores (Penghu), should remain the effective territory of the Republic of China (ROC), become reunified with the territories now governed by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), or become the Republic of...


She has often complained of being sidelined or being treated like a mere "flower vase" by the administration. In June 2000 she said publicly that Chen "wants me to play 'bad cop' on cross-Strait issues." Chen's office immediately denied this.


See also

The Republic of China (ROC) currently has jurisdiction over Taiwan, Kinmen, Matsu, and the Pescadores Islands (Penghu) and several smaller islands. ...

External links

  • Official homepage
  • Vice President Lu's Remarks of Appreciation for the 2001 World Peace Prize
Preceded by
Lien Chan
Vice President of the Republic of China
May 20, 2000–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Su Tseng-chang
Acting Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Yu Shyi-kun

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Hsiu-lien Annette Lu (呂秀蓮, pinyin: Lǚ Xiùlián) (born June 7, 1944) is the vice president of Republic of China on Taiwan and a politician of the Democratic Progressive Party.
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Lu is widely considered to be a contender for the DPP nomination in the 2008 presidential election.
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Annette Lu is pointing down to Taoyuan, the Taipei suburb where she was reared and where, a few years ago, she restarted her Cinderella-style political career.
Lu has a wicked twinkle in her eyes as recalls her lifelong battles, with Beijing, with Taiwan's former ruling party, the Kuomintang (KMT), and with diminished expectations for women.
Lu was always top of her class, from grade school in Taoyuan to law studies at Harvard.
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