Women's rights campaigners pin hopes on Taiwan's Tsai

Jan 18, 2016

Women's rights campaigners pin hopes on Taiwan's Tsai

Once derided as unfit for leadership because she was a “skirt-wearer,” the election of Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan’s first female president is fueling hopes the island can break free of the entrenched sexism rooted in its traditional culture. The 59-year-old swept to power with ...

Taiwan elects its first female president: Tsai Ing-wen

Jan 17, 2016

Taiwan elects its first female president: Tsai Ing-wen

During her visit to Yamaguchi Prefecture last October, Tsai Ing-wen, leader of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party, posed beneath a calligraphic text by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that read “solitary and motionless,” words from an ancient Chinese commentary on the “I Ching,” or “The Book ...

Taiwan vote causes a political 'earthquake'

| Jan 17, 2016

Taiwan vote causes a political 'earthquake'

As President-elect Tsai Ing-wen pledges a stronger Taiwan that is proud of its identity, tensions with China are already simmering as Beijing watches and waits. Tsai ousted the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), also known as the Nationalist Party, to take the presidency in a landslide ...

Beijing warns Taiwan after Tsai wins presidency

Jan 17, 2016

Beijing warns Taiwan after Tsai wins presidency

Taiwan’s China-skeptic opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory to become the island’s first female president Saturday, eliciting a warning from Beijing against any move toward independence. Fireworks lit up the sky at the headquarters of Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as thousands ...

Sep 25, 2015

China angered by Japan visit of Taiwan opposition leader

China’s expressed anger on Friday about a visit next month to Japan by Taiwan opposition leader and presidential frontrunner Tsai Ing-wen, saying Japan should not give anyone a platform to promote Taiwan independence views. Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which has traditionally favoured Taiwan’s ...