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Famous Politicians from Republic of China

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List of famous politicians from Republic of China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Republic of Chinese politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Republic of Chinese politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Republic of China and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Republic of China, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List includes Ma Ying-jeou, Zhao Ziyang and more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Republic of China in order to get more information about each one.


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    Bo Gu

    Bo Gu
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    Qin Bangxian, better known as Bo Gu was a senior leader of the Chinese Communist Party and a member of the 28 Bolsheviks.more

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    • Birthplace: Wuxi, China
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Chen Shui-bian is a Taiwanese politician who served as President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008. Chen's election ended more than fifty years of Kuomintang control of the Executive Yuan in Taiwan. A native-born Taiwanese, he is colloquially referred to as A-Bian. A lawyer, Chen entered ...more

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    • Birthplace: Guantian District, Taiwan
    • Nationality: China, Taiwan
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    Chiang Kai-shek
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    Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Chiang Chung-cheng or Chiang Chieh-shih in Standard Chinese. Chiang was an influential member of the Kuomintang, the Chinese Nationalist Party, and was a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Xikou, China
    • Nationality: China
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    Frank Hsieh
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    Frank Hsieh Chang-ting is a Taiwanese politician of the Democratic Progressive Party in the Republic of China. He was the mayor of Kaohsiung City until his appointment as President of the Executive Yuan by president Chen Shui-bian on February 1, 2005. He announced his resignation from the post of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Dadaocheng
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Lee Teng-hui, sometimes called the "father of Taiwan's democracy", is a Taiwanese politician. He was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang from 1988 to 2000. He presided over major advancements in democratic reforms including his own re-election which marked the first ...more

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    • Birthplace: East Asia, Eurasia, Taiwan, Sanzhi District, New Taipei, + more
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Li Lisan

    Lǐ Lìsān was an early leader of the Chinese communists, and the top leader of the Chinese Communist Party from 1928 to 1930, member of the Politburo, and later a member of the Central Committee.more

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    • Birthplace: China, Eurasia, Liling
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Liang Qichao
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    Liang Qichao, courtesy name Zhuoru, pseudonym Rengong, was a Chinese scholar, journalist, philosopher and reformist who lived during the late Qing dynasty and early Republic. He inspired Chinese scholars with his writings and reform movements.more

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    • Birthplace: Xinhui District, China
    • Nationality: Republic of China, Empire of the Great Qing
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    Lien Chan is a politician in Taiwan. He was Premier of the Republic of China from 1993 to 1997, Vice President of the Republic of China from 1996 to 2000, and was the Chairman of the Kuomintang from 2000 to 2005. Upon his retirement as chairman in August 2005, he was given the title Honorary Chairman of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Xi'an, China
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Luo Gan is a retired Chinese politician, born in July 1935. Between 2002 and 2007, Luo was one of China's most important leaders, serving as a member of the nine-man Politburo Standing Committee, and as the Secretary of Central Political and Legislative Committee, which emerged to become one of the most ...more

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    • Birthplace: China, Eurasia, East China, Shandong, Jinan
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Ma Hongkui, was a prominent warlord in China during the Republic of China era, ruling the province of Ningxia. His rank was Lieutenant-general. His courtesy name was Shao-yun. In 1950, Hongkui migrated to the United States, where he lived until he died in 1970.more

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    • Birthplace: Linxia County, China
    • Nationality: United States of America, Republic of China
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    Ma Ying-jeou
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    Ma Ying-jeou is a Taiwanese politician and the current President of the Republic of China. Previous roles include Justice Minister and Mayor of Taipei. He was also the Chairman of the Kuomintang in 2005–2007 and 2009–2014. Ma first won the presidency by 58.45% of the popular vote in the presidential ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Qu Qiubai was a leader of the Communist Party of China in the late 1920s. He was born in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.more

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    • Birthplace: Changzhou, China
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Wang Guangmei was a respected Chinese politician, philanthropist, and First Lady, the wife of Liu Shaoqi, who served as the Chairman of the People's Republic of China from 1959 to 1968.more

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    • Birthplace: Tianjin, China
    • Nationality: Republic of China
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    Wang Ming
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    Wang Ming was a senior leader of the early Chinese Communist Party and the mastermind of the famous 28 Bolsheviks group. Wang was also a major political rival of Mao Zedong during the 1930s, opposing what he saw as Mao's nationalist deviation from the Comintern and orthodox Marxist–Leninist lines.more

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    • Birthplace: Jinzhai County, China
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Wei Jianxing

    Wei Jianxing is a former senior leader in the Communist Party of China, a standing committee member of politburo in CPC, the Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, and the chairman of All-China Federation of Trade Unions.more

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    • Birthplace: China
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Wu Guanzheng is a former Chinese politician and one of the major leaders of the Communist Party of China during the administration of Hu Jintao. He served on the Politburo Standing Committee, the country's top ruling body, from 2002 to 2007. During that time he also served as the Secretary of the ...more

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    • Nationality: China
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    Xiang Zhongfa was one of the early senior leaders of the Communist Party of China.more

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    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Yuan Shikai
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    Yuan Shikai was a Chinese general, politician and "emperor", famous for his influence during the late Qing Dynasty, his role in the events leading up to the abdication of the last Qing Emperor, his autocratic rule as the first President of the Republic of China, and his short-lived attempt to restore ...more

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    • Birthplace: Xiangcheng County, Henan
    • Nationality: Republic of China, Empire of the Great Qing
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    Zhang Wentian. He is also known as Luo Fu. His names in Wade-Giles are Chang Wen-t'ien and Lo Fu. Born in Jiangsu, he attended engineering school in Nanjing and also spent a year at the University of California. He later joined the Communist Party and was sent to study at Sun Yat-sen University in ...more

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    • Birthplace: China, Eurasia, Sichuan, Chengdu
    • Nationality: Taiwan
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    Zhang Zuolin
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    Zhang Zuolin . He successfully invaded China proper in October 1924 in the Second Zhili-Fengtian War. He gained control of Peking, including China's internationally recognized government, in April 1926. The economy of Manchuria, the basis of Zhang's power, was overtaxed by his adventurism and collapsed ...more

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    • Birthplace: Haicheng, Liaoning, China
    • Nationality: Republic of China, Empire of the Great Qing
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