Chen Chu (born in June 10, 1950 in Yilan County) , a politician in Taiwan, served as minister of the Council of Labor Affairs in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration between 2000 and 2005. She resigned in the wake of a scandal concerning Thai laborers brought into Taiwan to work on the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system project.
Chen was one of the "Kaohsiung Eight," prominent dissidents arrested after the Kaohsiung Incident of 1979. She spent six years in jail.
On June 15, 2007, the Kaoshiung District Court ruled in favor of the KMT candidate Huang Jun-ying, plaintiff in a lawsuit, thereby nullifying the 2006 Kaohsiung mayoral elections. Chen, appealed the decision and on November 16, 2007, the High Court overturned the earlier decision and validated Chen's election victory.