Peng Ming-min

Taiwanese activist (1923–2022) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Peng Ming-min (Chinese: 彭明敏; pinyin: Péng Míngmǐn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phêⁿ Bêng-bín; 15 August 1923  8 April 2022) was a notable Taiwanese democracy activist, advocate of Taiwan independence, and politician. Arrested for sedition in 1964 for printing a manifesto advocating democracy in his native Taiwan, he escaped to Sweden, before taking a post as a university teacher in the United States. After 22 years in exile he returned to become the Democratic Progressive Party's first presidential candidate in Taiwan's first direct presidential election in 1996.

Quick facts: Peng Ming-min, Senior Adviser to the Taiwanes...
Peng Ming-min
Peng in 2017
Senior Adviser to the Taiwanese President
In office
20 May 2000  20 May 2008
PresidentChen Shui-bian
Personal details
Born(1923-08-15)15 August 1923
Taikō Town, Taikō District, Taichū Prefecture, Taiwan, Japan (modern-day Dajia District, Taichung, Taiwan)
Died8 April 2022(2022-04-08) (aged 98)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party (1995  1997[1])
Alma materTokyo Imperial University
National Taiwan University
McGill University
University of Paris

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