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Annette Lu

Personal data
Date of birthJune 7, 1944(age 72)
Place of birthTaoyuan, Formosa, Annexed dependency of Empire of Japan
Nationality 
Political party 
Alma materNational Taiwan University
University of Illinois
Harvard University
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer
8th Vice President of the Republic of China
In officeMay 20, 2000 - May 20, 2008
PresidentChen Shui-bian
Succeeded byVincent Siew
Preceded byLien Chan

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Annette Lu Hsiu-lien ( ; born June 7, 1944), was the Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 2000 to 2008, under Chen Shui-bian. She announced her intentions to run for President of Taiwan on March 6, 2007, but withdrew in order to support DPP presidential nominee, Frank Hsieh. Lu announced on February 25, 2011, that she would seek the DPP nomination for President of the Republic of China in 2012, but later withdrew her bid. Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the DPP, finally won the nomination. Lu is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party and one of Taiwan's independence advocates. Lu is also a prominent feminist activist.


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