2008 Newsmaker Roster Name list
 
2008
 
English Name
Chinese Name
Descriptions
 
English Name
Chinese Name
Descriptions
1
Chen Shui-bian
陳水扁
President of the Republic of China
11
Chiang Ping-kun
江丙坤
Vice Chairman of Kuomintang
2
Barack Obama
奧巴馬
Winner of the Presidential Election of the United States  
12
Tarō Asō
麻生太郎
Prime Minister of Japan
3
Hu Jintao
胡錦濤
President of the People's Republic of China
13
Thaksin Shinawatra
他信
Former Prime Minister of Thailand
4
Hillary Clinton
希拉里
Candidate in Democratic Presidential Primaries
14
Bo Yang
柏楊
Chinese poet
5
George W. Bush
小布殊
President of the United States
15
Lee Myung-bak
李明博
President of South Korea
6
Dalai Lama
達賴
The highest spiritual leader of Tibet
16
Radovan Karadžić
卡拉季奇
Former President of Republika Srpska
7
John McCain
麥凱恩
Candidate of the President Election of the United States
17
Wang Yung-ching
王永慶
Taiwanese Entrepreneur, Founder of Formosa Plastics Corporation 
8
Chen Yunlin
陳雲林
President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits
18
Michael Phelps
菲比斯
American swimmer
9
Liu Xiang
劉翔
Chinese track and field athlete
19
Pervez Musharraf
穆沙拉夫
President of Pakistan
10
Wu Po-hsiung
吳伯雄
Chairman of the Kuomintang
20
Yasuo Fukuda
福田康夫
Prime Minister of Japan