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Tsai Ing-wen

(tsī ēng-wŭn), 1956–, Taiwanese political leader, president of Taiwan (2016–), b. Pingtung, grad. National Taiwan Univ. (LL.B., 1978), Cornell (LL.M., 1980), London School of Economics (Ph.D., 1984). She pursued a career as a law professor in Taiwan and was a negotiator for the country's 2002 entry into the World Trade Organization. A member of the Democratic Progressive party (DPP) from 2004, she became its chairwoman in 2008. Tsai rose through the party ranks, serving as minister of the mainland affairs council (2000–2004) and vice premier (2006–7) under President Chen Shui-bianChen Shui-bian
, 1951–, Taiwanese political leader, president of Taiwan (2000–2008). Born into poverty, he obtained his law degree from National Taiwan Univ. in 1975 and practiced as a maritime lawyer.
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. She ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Taipei in 2010, and after her loss to Ma Ying-jeouMa Ying-jeou
, 1950–, Taiwanese political leader, president of Taiwan (2008–16), b. Hong Kong, grad. National Taiwan Univ. (LL.B., 1972), New York Univ. (LL.M., 1976), and Harvard Law School (S.J.D., 1981).
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 in the presidential election of 2012, she resigned as DPP chairwoman. Resuming the post in 2014, she was elected president of Taiwan in 2016, becoming the country's first female president. In 2018 DPP losses in local elections, due in part to tense relations with China, led her to resign as party chairwoman.
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President Tsai Ing-wen sent her attorneys to file a lawsuit against two academics who have been questioning the validity of her Ph.D.
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on Saturday following President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. This is the first such contact with between the U.S.
Mr Ma, who is seeking his second term, is six percentage points ahead of his main challenger, Tsai Ing-wen.
Taipei, April 28, 2011 (CENS) -- The 2012 presidential election will pit incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou against Tsai Ing-wen, chairperson of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), as the two persons emerged as the presidential candidates of ruling Kuomintang and DPP, respectively, yesterday (April 27).