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Tsai Ing-wen

President of the Republic of China
Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文; born August 31, 1956) is the current President of the Republic of China and a former Vice Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She is the chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).


  • People feel anxious, especially when we have to wonder whether the president, Taiwan's democratically elected president, will be addressed as president. If he (Ma Ying-jeou) cannot even defend his own title, what can he defend for us?
  • Politics should be as simple as possible; it should respond directly to the needs of the people, it should help to solve the problems for the people and this is what I want to do for Taiwan.
  • I would like to stress that, we would be happy to see normal cross-strait exchanges based on equality and dignity, openness and transparency, and no political talks.
  • I also hope that Mainland China does not misinterpret or misjudge the current (cross-strait) situation, or think that Taiwanese will bow to such pressure. In a democratic society, this kind of pressure is felt by all. No administration in Taiwan can make a decision that runs counter to public opinion.

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