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Tsai Ing-wen: President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician and professor serving as the president of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, since 20 May 2016. The first woman to be elected to the office, Tsai is the seventh president of the Republic of China under the 1947 Constitution and the second president from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP); part of Taiwan's Pan-Green Coalition. She is also the first president to be of both Hakka and aboriginal descent, the first unmarried president, the first to have never held an elected executive post before presidency and the first to be popularly elected without having previously served as the Mayor of Taipei. She was the Democratic Progressive Party candidate in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Tsai previously served as party chair from 2008 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2018. She was re-elected for a second term on 11 January 2020 after emerging victorious in the presidential election.

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Taiwan calls on China to share 'correct' virus information

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China on Wednesday to share "correct" information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president complains to Pope Francis about Chinese pressure

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis to complain about Chinese pressure on the island Beijing claims as its own, saying China seeks to threaten its democracy and freedom.
Reuters - Published

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Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election [Video]Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election

Taiwan's public reacted with a mix of excitement and disappointment on Sunday morning, after incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen's government won another four-year term by a landslide, and her Democratic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Tsai Ing-wen wins landslide in Taiwan presidential election [Video]Tsai Ing-wen wins landslide in Taiwan presidential election

Final results show Tsai returned for second term with 57.1 percent of the votes ahead of Han who received 38.6 percent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

HK protesters in Taiwan fear election results [Video]HK protesters in Taiwan fear election results

A small but growing number of Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan for safety over the past few months fear an opposition victory in the island's election this week will put them in peril and force..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Taiwan military chief among eight dead as helicopter makes forced landing [Video]Taiwan military chief among eight dead as helicopter makes forced landing

Taiwan's top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday after the helicopter carrying them made a forced landing in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei, the defence ministry..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Hong Kong's turbulent year in revolt [Video]Hong Kong's turbulent year in revolt

Hong Kong protests show no sign of slowing as the city heads into 2020. The protesters say they won't end until all five demands have been met.These include an independent inquiry into the police..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 03:42Published

 

U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait less than week after election

A U.S. warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, the island's defence ministry said, less than a week after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election by a landslide on a platform of..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president urges China to review policy after election win

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to review its policy towards the island, days after she won a landslide re-election victory, in a rebuke that could fuel further tensions with..
Reuters - Published

China needs to show Taiwan respect, says president

Tsai Ing-wen tells the BBC that China needs to realise Taiwan is a successful independent democracy.
BBC News - Published

Separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', China says after Taiwan vote

separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', china says after taiwan vote
BEIJING: Separatists will "leave a stink for 10,000 years", the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Monday, in Beijing's most strongly worded reaction yet to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China could flex military muscles to pressure Taiwan post-election

His policies rejected by Taiwan voters in a landslide re-election for President Tsai Ing-wen, Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely continue to tighten the screws on the island, with state..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters fete landslide election win for Taiwan's Tsai

Hong Kong's democracy protesters and politicians have hailed a sweeping election win by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as a fillip for their movement that puts further pressure on China.
Reuters - Published

China says will not change position on Taiwan after landslide election

China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China's threats, as state media..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

U.S. applauds Tsai's re-election as Taiwan president: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday and lauded her for seeking stability with China "in the face of unrelenting pressure."
Reuters - Published

U.S. applauds Taiwan president re-election: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said the United States congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election and lauded her for seeking stability with China "in the face of..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday, a stern rebuke to China which has tried both military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule, and..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president says will try to break deadlock with China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that her government will exert all its efforts to break the deadlock in relations with China and will maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term

President Tsai Ing-wen sweeps to victory in an election dominated by relations with mainland China.
BBC News - Published

Taiwan's president wins as voters back tough China stance

taiwan's president wins as voters back tough china stance
TAIPEI: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has won a second term, signaling strong voter support for her tough stance against China. Tsai defeated two challengers in Saturday's election - Han Kuo-yu of..
WorldNews - Published

Taiwan president tells China they will not give in to threats

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that she hopes China understands that democratic Taiwan will not concede to threats and intimidation and that the island will decide its own future.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan opposition candidate admits defeat in presidential election

Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu conceded defeat on Saturday in the island's presidential election, offering his congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen for winning re-election.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan President Tsai set to win re-election

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is set to win re-election on Saturday, with figures from the election commission showing her leading her main opponent by more than two million votes with more than 86% of..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan goes to the polls, as voters factor in candidates' stance on China

Early results from Taiwanese television networks and the Election Commission showed President Tsai Ing-wen leading her closest challenger, Han Kuo-yu of the Nationalist Party, in Saturday's..
France 24 - Published

Taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by China

taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by china
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took an early lead on Saturday in vote counting for a presidential election that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own, in the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Show Hong Kong value of democracy, Taiwan president says before vote

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged young voters on Friday to turn out and show protest-wracked Hong Kong the meaning of democracy on the eve of elections held in the shadow of anti-government protests..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan’s pro-independence president on track for re-election

taiwan’s pro-independence president on track for re-election
Taiwan’s independence-leaning president Tsai Ing-wen, whose political career appeared all but over a year ago, is now widely tipped to win a second term when voters go the polls on Saturday for..
WorldNews - Published

World is watching our democracy, Taiwan president says on election eve

The world is watching what choice Taiwan makes as the only Chinese-speaking democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday, the eve of elections in which Tsai said a vote for her would be a vote for..
Reuters - Published

Profiles of Taiwan's presidential candidates

Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, with three candidates standing for the position of president, including current leader Tsai Ing-wen who is up for re-election at..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan leader rejects China's offer to unify under Hong Kong model

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political formula Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the democratic island, saying..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president: Island's democracy under threat from China

taiwan president: island's democracy under threat from china
TAIPEI, (TAIWAN): Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that the self-governing island's democracy remains under direct threat from rival China, underscoring her calls for closer ties with the..
WorldNews - Published

Taiwan president channels HK protests in appeal for votes: 'Don't believe the Communists'

Citing a letter from a young Hong Konger appealing for people "not to believe the Communists", Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday the island's democratic way of life was at risk from the..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan has 'urgent' need for infiltration law in face of China: president

Taiwan "urgently" needs to pass a planned anti-infiltration law to face threats from China to penetrate the island, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday, denouncing China's opposition to it as..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president urges more talks on contested China 'infiltration' bill

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged parliament on Wednesday to have more discussion on a proposed anti-infiltration bill which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence and has been..
Reuters - Published

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