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Lin Yang-kang

Lin Yang-kang (林洋港, pinyin: Lín Yánggǎng; b. June 10, 1927) is a politician in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Biography

Born in Nantou County, Taiwan, Lin graduated from National Taiwan University with a bachelor of science degree. He was:

He is a vice-chairman of the Kuomintang. In the 1990s, Lin was in the "non-mainstream faction" that aimed to be less confrontational with the People's Republic of China than Lee Teng-hui. He tried to replace Lee in the 1990 indirect presidential election, with Chiang Wei-kuo as his running mate.

He resigned his position as the head of the Judicial Yuan to become a presidential candidate in the 1996 elections. Since the Kuomintang did not nominate him, Lin ran as an independent. Though he originally considered Chen Li-an as his vice presidential running mate, finally he still picked former Premier Hau Pei-tsun, considering Hau's background might attract more mainlanders' votes for him. However because of his pro-China and pro-reunification standpoints during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, they only finished third with 14.9% of the vote. He has since retired from political affairs and secluded himself in Taichung after this defeat.

Lin is married to Chen Ho (陳閤) with one son and 3 daughters.

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