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Preceded by  Juan Kang-meng
Nationality  Republic of China
Succeeded by  Wang Tuoh

Preceded by  Chiu Kun-liang
Succeeded by  Cho Po-yuan
Name  Wong Chin-chu
Born  31 January 1947 (age 68) Changhua, Taiwan (1947-01-31)
Political party  Democratic Progressive Party

Wong Chin-chu (Chinese: 翁金珠; pinyin: Wēng Jīnzhū; Wade–Giles: Wōng Chīn-chū; born 31 January 1947) is a Taiwanese educator and politician. She was a member of the Legislative Yuan from 1993 to 2001. Wong stepped down in the midst of her third term, as she was elected magistrate of Changhua County later that year. She served as magistrate until 2005. In 2007, Wong was named the minister of the Council for Cultural Affairs, a position she left in 2008 to be reelected to the legislature.


Early career

Wong earned a bachelor's degree in music from the National Taiwan Normal University. She taught at primary and middle schools for 18 years before acquiring an EMBA degree from the National Taipei University in 1999.

Political career

Wong was elected to three consecutive terms in the Legislative Yuan in the 1990s, serving from 1993 to 2001. She became the magistrate of Changhua County in 2001 after winning the 2001 Republic of China local election, serving until 2005.

In April 2004, Wong was invited to serve as the Minister of Education, but she rejected the offer. With former chairperson Lin Yi-hsiung's support, Wong ran for chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2006 election. She was the only female candidate in the race, but lost nonetheless.

Wong served as Chief Commissioner of the Council for Cultural Affairs from 2007 to 2008 before returning to the legislature from 2008 until 2012.


Wong Chin-chu Wikipedia

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