Tsai Ing-wen

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Tsai Ing-wen
Chhoà Eng-bûn
蔡英文
2nd President of Taiwan
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 20, 2008
Vice President Yeh Chu-lan
Preceded by Chen Shui-bian
9th Chairperson of the DPP
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 20, 2008
Preceded by Chen Shui-bian
Vice Premier of Taiwan
In office
January 25, 2006 – May 21, 2007
President Chen Shui-bian
Premier Su Tseng-chang
Preceded by Wu Rong-i
Succeeded by Chiou I-jen
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
December 11, 2004 – January 23, 2006
Constituency DPP at-large
Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council
In office
May 20, 2000 – May 20, 2004
President Chen Shui-bian
Succeeded by Joseph Wu
Personal details
Born August 31, 1956 (1956-08-31) (age 58)
Pingtung County, Taiwan
Nationality Flag of the Republic of China.svg
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Cornell University
University of London
Religion Christianity

Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) (born August 31, 1956 in Fangshan, Pingtung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese scholar and the incumbent Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party. Her nickname is Siao-Ing (小英). She took office in 2008.

Early years[change | change source]

Tsai Ing-wen was raised from a rich family in southern Taiwan. She worked hard and studied at National Taiwan University. She passed a test and became a lawyer in his junior year. She graduated from university in 1980.