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The 17 winners from the AKB48 Taiwan Audition

The AKB48 Taiwan Audition was announced on December 7, 2014 during the HKT48's Taiwanese Concert. AKB48 Group would have auditions starting on April 17, 2015, for Taiwanese members. This members will be active in Japan. To promote the auditions, Takahashi Minami, Mukaichi Mion and Kawamoto Saya visited Taiwan on April 16, 2015, during the "AKB48 Fan meeting in Taiwan". Several promotional videos were also uploaded on AKB48's Official YouTube channel. Girls from 11 to 23 years old could apply. From 2152 candidates, 170 girls were selected for the second round and 60 for the final round.

17 girls were revealed to have completed the audition on August 6, 2015. They will undergo training lessons which will lead to a "final judgement," as there were more winners than intended. One member left before the training started.

On December 16, 2015, it was revealed that Ma Chia-Ling was the winner of the audition. She will be moving to Tokyo in February 2016 to perform and participate in events alongside the group.

On July 11, 2017, the remaining six finalists (Chang Yu-lin, Kuo Shin-yu, Lin Chieh, Chiu Pin-han, Chen Shih-yuan, Chen Shih-ya) were transferred to TPE48.

Finalists (Understudy)[]




Former Understudy Members[]


  • Lin Yu-hsin left the group but then returned as TPE48's 1st Generation.
  • Chou Chia-an left the group but then returned as AKB48 Team TP's 2nd Generation.

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