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Chu Mei-feng
Born (1966-08-05) 5 August 1966 (age 56)
Known forSex Tape

Chu Mei-feng (Chinese: 璩美鳳; pinyin: Qú Měifèng; born 5 August 1966) is a Taiwanese TV journalist, former Taipei City Councillor, and former director of Hsinchu City's Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Early life[edit]

Chu graduated from Xinheguomin Primary School, followed by Taipei Municipal Huajiang Senior High School, Taipei First Girls High School, National Chengchi University, and Metropolitan State University. She has worked for the China Morning Edition and the Zili Evening Paper.


While a journalist of TTV World News, Chu took some photographs at a lesbian bar without disclosing it to the people featured in the images. This led to some lesbians being publicly revealed, and even resulted in some suicides. Additionally, she implied that Taiwanese actress Pan Mei Chen was a lesbian. Chu was confirmed to have broken the ethical standards of journalism and proceeded to leave TTV World News.[2]

Chu became the news director and host for CSTV after she left TTV. Meanwhile, she joined the New Party, becoming a Taipei City Councillor in 1994. She came to prominence when she exposed the "Sung Chi-li event" in 1996. This concerned the chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, Frank Hsieh, who received $16 million from Sung Chi-li as a fee for serving him as legal counsel. Also, the wife of Frank Hsieh, Yu Fang-chih, wrote Cosmic Light for Song to seek profits[clarification needed].

Chu was MC in a rally for the 1998 Taipei mayor election. To help the New Party candidate, Yang Tai-shun, get elected, Chu recorded a show reporting news of the New Party and Yang Tai-shun at 11:00 p.m. that night, which violated the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act [zh]. This act forbade any coverage of the rally after 10:00 p.m. that night.

Chu became Director of Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Hsinchu City Hall in 1998. At the time, she was rumored to be dating the mayor of Hsinchu, James Tsai. She was nominated by the New Party as a candidate for a legislative seat in Taichung but failed to be elected.[3]

Chu left office in 2001 due to fallout from a sex tape released by Scoop Weekly showing her having sex with her married lover, businessman Tseng Chung-ming.[4][5] She eventually countersued the publication for libel.[6]

In 2002, she began a career as a singer.[7] She later returned to Taiwan.

In June 2005, Chu married a man named Simon who was fourteen years her junior. After they married, they ran a cafeteria together in England.[1]

In 2007, she hosted TV news for Macau Asia Satellite Television.[8]

Chu went back to Taiwan to meet Shen Rong, publisher of the 2001 tabloid exposure, who was newly released from the prison on 26 February 2008.[9]

In July 2008, Macau Asia Satellite Television announced that Chu was being removed from the position of Vice-Master of television and would be sent to host a talk show in Shenzhen.[10] However, she denied this when she was interviewed on 27 October 2008.[11]

In February 2009 Chu went back to Taiwan to host the 9th Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau Business Cooperation Conference. At that time, she looked unwell and she explained later that it was because she was under severe pressure because of owing money on three housing loans in Taiwan and another in America.[12] Chu was recalled by the Macau Asia Satellite Television in May 2009 at the end of her contract. In Nov 2009, she admitted her marriage with her ex-husband Simon had only lasted for a year and a half and that the ownership of the cafeteria was wholly Simon's.

Chu issued a statement declaring that she had resigned the position of CEO of Hubei Television on 2 September 2010.[13] However, the director of Hubei Television said that Chu had never been CEO and that they didn't actually know Chu at all. In fact, Hubei Television had no position titled CEO.[14]

On 29 October 2012 Chu announced her comeback.[15]

2018 Kaohsiung City mayoral results[16]
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Han Kuo-yu Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 892,545 53.87% Vote1.svg
2 Chen Chi-mai Democratic Progressive Party 742,239 44.80%
3 Chu Mei-feng Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 7,998 0.48%
4 Su Ying-kuei Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 14,125 0.85%
Total voters  2,281,338
Valid votes  1,656,907
Invalid votes  
Voter turnout  72.63%


In June 2005, Chu married Simon, a man fourteen years her junior. In November 2009, she admitted the marriage had lasted only briefly. She later married Yu-shuanglun on 6 July 2011. Together they have a son named Qi-Rong.

TV and MC Experience[edit]

  • TTV, "Everybody likes Entertainment"
  • Zhonghua TV, "Feichangshidai"
  • Macau Asia Satellite Television, "Beautiful Feng's View of World" and "Liang-an-min-sheng" (the latter of which was cancelled due to low ratings)


  1. ^ a b "南方周末 – 璩美凤 重生".
  2. ^[permanent dead link].
  3. ^ "Phone call to police links politician to sex-VCD case". Taipei Times. 27 December 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ Landler, Mark (13 March 2002). "In Taiwan, a Scandal a Day Keeps the Blues Away". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. ^ Eyton, Lawrence (2 February 2002). "Jan 2002: The month Taiwan discovered sex". Asia Times. Archived from the original on 20 February 2002. Retrieved 18 November 2015.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ Chuang, Jimmy (1 January 2002). "Chu sues magazine, lawmaker denies he is in second video". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ "ASIA-PACIFIC – Sex scandal politician's singing debut". BBC.
  8. ^ TAIWAN: Taiwan sex video star hired as TV anchor Archived 24 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Chu Mei-feng CD Event". Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  10. ^ "NOWnews【重點新聞】澳亞主播、副台長沒了? 璩美鳳低調不談續約問題". Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  11. ^ "NOWnews【重點新聞】兩會協商另一焦點 璩美鳳現身深圳 否認被降調". Archived from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  12. ^ "暴瘦影響美觀? 傳璩美鳳丟千萬年薪工作". NOWnews 今日新聞.
  13. ^ "璩美鳳聲明 辭湖北衛視職位|哈燒綜藝|中時娛樂|中時電子報". Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  14. ^ "璩美鳳自稱Ceo湖北衛視:胡扯造謠|哈燒綜藝|中時娛樂|中時電子報". Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  15. ^ "璩美鳳任獨家報導榮譽發行人". Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  16. ^ "Kaohsiung City Municipal Mayor Election". Central Election Commission. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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