Tsai Ing-wen

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tsai.
Tsai Ing-wen
President of the Republic of China
Assumed office
20 May 2016
Premier Mao Chi-kuo
Vice President Chen Chien-jen
Preceded by Ma Ying-jeou
Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party
Assumed office
28 May 2014
Preceded by Su Tseng-chang
In office
20 May 2008 – 14 January 2012
Preceded by Frank Hsieh (Acting)
Succeeded by Kiku Chen (Acting)
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
25 January 2006 – 21 May 2007
Premier Su Tseng-chang
Preceded by Wu Rong-i
Succeeded by Chiou I-jen
Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council
In office
20 May 2000 – 20 May 2004
Premier Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung
Yu Shyi-kun
Deputy Chen Ming-tong
Preceded by Su Chi
Succeeded by Joseph Wu
Personal details
Born 31 August 1956 (1956-08-31) (age 60)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Cornell University
London School of Economics

Tsai Ing-wen (Chinese: 蔡英文; pinyin: Cài Yīngwén; born 31 August 1956) is the president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 20 May 2016 and is the first female chosen to the position.[1] She is the current Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party since 2008. Her nickname is Siao-Ing (小英).

Early years[change | change source]

Tsai Ing-wen grew up 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 her junior year. She graduated from university in 1980.

References[change | change source]

  1. 高, 梦鸽. "台湾"大选"开票结果显示蔡英文当选台湾领导人". 人民网-人民日报. 高梦鸽_NN4432. http://news.163.com/16/0116/19/BDFLS5UV0001124J.html. Retrieved 16 January 2016.