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Famous Politicians from Republic of China

Updated October 13, 2018 3.7k views22 items

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.
  • 1

    Bo Gu

    Dec. at 39 (1907-1946)

    BirthplaceWuxi, China


    Qin Bangxian (Chinese: 秦邦憲; pinyin: Qín Bāngxiàn), better known as Bo Gu (Chinese: 博古; pinyin: Bó Gǔ; Wade-Giles: Po Ku) (May 14, 1907 – April 8, 1946) was a senior leader of the Chinese Communist...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceGuantian District, Taiwan

    NationalityChina, Taiwan

    Chen Shui-bian (Chinese: 陳水扁; pinyin: Chén Shuǐbiǎn; born 12 October 1950) is a retired Taiwanese politician and lawyer who served as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 2000 to 2008....  more
  • 3

    Chiang Kai-shek

    Dec. at 88 (1887-1975)

    BirthplaceXikou, China


    Chiang Kai-shek (; 31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975), also known as Generalissimo Chiang or Chiang Chungcheng and romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi, was a Chinese nationalist...  more

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    Frank Hsieh (Chinese: 謝長廷; pinyin: Xiè Chángtíng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siā Tiông-têng / Chiā Tiông-têng; born May 18, 1946) is a Taiwanese politician. A cofounder of the Democratic Progressive Party, he has...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceSanzhi District, Taiwan


    Lee Teng-hui (Chinese: 李登輝, Mandarin pronunciation: [lì tə́ŋ.xu̯éi̯]; born 15 January 1923) is a Taiwanese statesman who was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang...  more
  • 6

    Li Lisan

    Dec. at 68 (1899-1967)

    BirthplaceLiling, China


    Lǐ Lìsān (Chinese: 李立三; pinyin: Lǐ Lìsān; November 18, 1899 – June 22, 1967) was an early leader of the Chinese communists, and the top leader of the Chinese Communist Party from 1928 to 1930, member...  more
  • 7

    Liang Qichao

    Dec. at 56 (1873-1929)

    BirthplaceXinhui District, China

    NationalityRepublic of China, Empire of the Great Qing

    Liang Qichao (Chinese: 梁啟超; Cantonese: Lèuhng Kái-chīu; 23 February 1873 – 19 January 1929), courtesy name Zhuoru, art name Rengong, was a Chinese scholar, journalist, philosopher, and reformist who...  more
  • 8

    Lien Chan

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceXi'an, China


    Lien Chan (Chinese: 連戰; pinyin: Lián Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Liân Chiàn; born August 27, 1936, in Xi'an, China) is a politician in Taiwan. He was Premier of the Republic of China from 1993 to 1997, Vice...  more
  • 9

    Luo Gan

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceJinan, China


    Luo Gan (simplified Chinese: 罗干; traditional Chinese: 羅幹; born July 18, 1935) is a retired Chinese politician. Between 2002 and 2007, Luo was one of China's top leaders, serving as a member of the...  more
  • 10

    Ma Hongkui

    Dec. at 78 (1892-1970)

    BirthplaceLinxia County, China

    NationalityUnited States of America, Republic of China

    Ma Hongkui (traditional Chinese: 馬鴻逵; simplified Chinese: 马鸿逵; pinyin: Mă Hóngkuí; Wade–Giles: Ma Hung-k'uei, Xiao'erjing: ﻣَﺎ ﺡْﻮ ﻛُﻮِ‎; March 14, 1892 – January 14, 1970) was a prominent warlord...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceKwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong


    Ma Ying-jeou (born 13 July 1950) is a Taiwanese politician who served as President of the Republic of China from 2008 to 2016. His previous political roles include Justice Minister (1993–96) and...  more
  • 12

    Qu Qiubai

    Dec. at 36 (1899-1935)

    BirthplaceChangzhou, China


    Qu Qiubai (Chinese: 瞿秋白; 29 January 1899 – 18 June 1935) was a leader of the Communist Party of China in the late 1920s. He was born in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China....  more
  • 13

    Wang Guangmei

    Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

    BirthplaceTianjin, China

    NationalityRepublic of China

    Wang Guangmei (Chinese: 王光美; pinyin: Wáng Guāngmĕi; Wade–Giles: Wang Kuang-mei; 26 September 1921 – 13 October 2006) was a Chinese politician, philanthropist and the wife of Liu Shaoqi, who served as...  more
  • 14

    Wang Ming

    Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)

    BirthplaceJinzhai County, China


    Wang Ming (Chinese: 王明; pinyin: Wáng Míng; May 23, 1904 – March 27, 1974) was a senior leader of the early Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the mastermind of the famous 28 Bolsheviks group. Wang was...  more
  • 15

    Wei Jianxing

    Age: 88



    Wei Jianxing (Chinese: 尉健行; pinyin: Wèi Jiànxíng; 2 January 1931 – 7 August 2015) was a senior leader in the Communist Party of China, most active during the 1980s and 1990s. He successively held a...  more
  • 16


    Wu Guanzheng (born August 1938) 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...  more
  • 17

    Xiang Zhongfa

    Dec. at 51 (1880-1931)

    BirthplaceShanghai, China


    Xiang Zhongfa (simplified Chinese: 向忠发; traditional Chinese: 向忠發; pinyin: Xiàng Zhōngfǎ; 1879 – June 24, 1931) was one of the early senior leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC)....  more
  • 18

    Yuan Shikai

    Dec. at 57 (1859-1916)

    BirthplaceXiangcheng County, Henan

    NationalityRepublic of China, Empire of the Great Qing

    Yuan Shikai (Chinese: 袁世凱; pinyin: Yuán Shìkǎi; 16 September 1859 – 6 June 1916) was a Chinese military and government official who rose to power during the late Qing dynasty. He tried to save the...  more
  • 19

    Zhang Wentian

    Dec. at 76 (1900-1976)

    BirthplaceChengdu, China


    Zhang Wentian (simplified Chinese: 张闻天; traditional Chinese: 張聞天; pinyin: Zhāng Wéntiān; Wade–Giles: Chang Wen-t'ien; 30 August 1900 – 1 July 1976), also known as Luo Fu (Chinese: 洛甫; Wade–Giles: Lo...  more
  • 20

    Zhang Zuolin

    Dec. at 53 (1875-1928)

    BirthplaceHaicheng, Liaoning, China

    NationalityRepublic of China, Empire of the Great Qing

    Zhang Zuolin (simplified Chinese: 张作霖; traditional Chinese: 張作霖; pinyin: Zhāng Zuòlín; Wade–Giles: Chang Tso-lin) (19 March 1875 – 4 June 1928) was an influential Chinese bandit, soldier and warlord...  more
  • 21

    Zhao Ziyang

    Dec. at 86 (1919-2005)

    BirthplaceHua County, Henan, China

    NationalityChina, Republic of China

    Zhao Ziyang (pronounced [ʈʂâu tsɹ̩̀.jǎŋ]; 17 October 1919 – 17 January 2005) was a high-ranking statesman in China. He was the third Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1980 to 1987, Vice...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceWuxi, China

    NationalityChina, Republic of China

    Zhou Yongkang (born December 1942) is a former senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He was a member of the 17th Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China's highest decision-making...  more