First Women President of Taiwan: Tsai Ing-Wen


The first female Tsai Ing-wen (59) has taken oath as a 14th President of Taiwan on 20th May 2016 in front of national flag. She has replaced outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou. She is the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which favors individuality from China.

Image of Tsai Ing-Wen

Image of Tsai Ing-Wen

Tsai Ing-Wen first womwn president of Taiwan


  • Tsai led the DPP had won the Parliamentary and Presidential elections in January 2016.
  • For DPP Tsai’s victory was the biggest mandate ever won and is only the second-ever victory for the DPP since Taiwan split with China in 1949.
  • The first was Chen Shui-bian who also was pro-independence (from China) advocate.
  • Between 2000 and 2008 during his time as President Tensions had escalated with China.
  • China sees Taiwan as an independent province (island) which will one day be reunified with the mainland.
  • China also has vulnerable to take back by force, if necessary.

About Tsai Ing-wen:

  • Tsai Ing-wen was born on 31st August 1956.
  • Tsai is the first president to be of Ho-lo, Hakka, and Aboriginal descent the first unmarried president.
  • She is the obligatory chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.
  • Previously she also has served as party chair from 2008 to 2012.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 23, 2016