Tsai Ing-wen

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tsai.
Tsai Ing-wen
蔡英文
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President of the Republic of China
Assumed office
20 May 2016
PremierLin Chuan
William Lai
Vice PresidentChen Chien-jen
Preceded byMa Ying-jeou
Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party
Assumed office
28 May 2014
Preceded bySu Tseng-chang
In office
20 May 2008 – 14 January 2012
Preceded byFrank Hsieh (Acting)
Succeeded byKiku Chen (Acting)
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
25 January 2006 – 21 May 2007
PremierSu Tseng-chang
Preceded byWu Rong-i
Succeeded byChiou I-jen
Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council
In office
20 May 2000 – 20 May 2004
PremierTang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung
Yu Shyi-kun
DeputyChen Ming-tong
Preceded bySu Chi
Succeeded byJoseph Wu
Personal details
Born (1956-08-31) 31 August 1956 (age 62)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Alma materNational Taiwan University
Cornell University
London School of Economics
Tsai Ing-wen
Chinese 蔡英文
Taiwanese Romanization Tshuà Ing-bûn

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". 高梦鸽_NN4432. 人民网-人民日报. Retrieved 16 January 2016.