Tsai Ing-wen

President, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tsai Ing-wen is the first female head of state in Taiwan's history, she was successfully re-elected in the nation’s 15th-term presidential election in 2020. Dr. Tsai serves also as the chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which she joined in 2004 and became a DPP legislator at-large thereafter. She also held the position of vice premier (2006-2007) and chairperson of DPP. Prior to that, Dr. Tsai served as the Chairperson of the Mainland Affairs Council (2000-2004), Senior Adviser to the National Security Council (1999-2000), and Senior Adviser to the Mainland Affairs Council (1994-1998). Previously, she also worked as a university professor. Dr. Tsai graduated from National Taiwan University with a Bachelor of Laws degree, obtained a Master of Laws degree from Cornell University Law School and a Ph.D. in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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