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Tsai Ing-wen: President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician and professor who is serving as the President of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, since May 20, 2016. The first woman to be elected to the office, Tsai is the seventh president of the Republic of China under the 1947 Constitution and the second president from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP); part of Taiwan's Pan-Green Coalition. She is also the first president to be of both Hakka and aboriginal descent, the first unmarried president, the first to have never held an elected executive post before presidency and the first to be popularly elected without having previously served as the Mayor of Taipei. She was the Democratic Progressive Party candidate in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Tsai previously served as party chair from 2008 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2018.

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Taiwan vows to defend its sovereignty amid China pressure

President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Thursday to defend Taiwan's sovereignty, saying her government would defend freedom and democracy as Beijing ramps up pressure on the self-ruled island it considers a..
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Marshall Islands shows support for Taiwan after neighbors favor China

The Marshall Islands confirmed its diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Wednesday, a welcome show of support for President Tsai Ing-wen who has seen two other Pacific nations drop ties in favor of China in a..
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Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy'

The Solomon Islands' government has cut official ties with Taiwan in a new blow to President Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election in January amid rising tension with China.
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Taiwan president condemns China's 'dollar diplomacy' as Solomon Islands switches allegiance to Beijing

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday condemned China's "dollar diplomacy" to squeeze the self-ruled island's international space after the Solomon Islands switched allegiance to Beijing.
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Foxconn's Gou quits Taiwan's KMT, paving way for presidential bid

Terry Gou, the founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, quit Taiwan's main opposition party on Thursday, paving the way for a possible bid to stand in a presidential election as an independent, complicating..
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Taiwan calls China tourism ban a "mistake" amid rising tension

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday called Beijing's ban on individual tourists to the island a "major strategic mistake" amid heightened tension with giant neighbor China.
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Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president

The mayor of Taipei said on Thursday he will form a political party to run in Taiwan's 2020 elections, a move that could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen's re-election and shake up the political..
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China-friendly Taiwan mayor beats Foxconn's Gou in opposition's presidential primary

A China-friendly mayor in Taiwan on Monday won the opposition party's nomination for the 2020 presidential election, beating Foxconn founder Terry Gou and issuing a direct challenge to President Tsai..
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Kaohsiung mayor wins opposition party's nomination for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election

The mayor of Taiwan's southern port city Han Kuo-yu on Monday won the opposition party's hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election, posting a direct challenge to President Tsai..
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Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after the neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year.
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Taiwan president in U.S. after warning of threat from 'overseas forces'

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and the island faced threats from "overseas..
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Taiwan's president to visit U.S. in July, angering China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States in July while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday, angering China, which urged Washington not..
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China urges U.S. to reject transit stop by Taiwan president

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday the United States should not allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit through the country en route to the Caribbean.
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Taiwan president to transit U.S. during trip to Caribbean allies

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through the United States this month on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, Deputy Taiwan Foreign Minister Miguel Tsao said on Monday, in a move..
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Taiwan says Hong Kong's planned extradition law triggers human rights concerns

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday Hong Kong's planned extradition law has triggered concern about human rights.
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Taiwan president wins ruling party's nomination for 2020 election

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday won the ruling party's hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election in a boost to her administration, which suffered a poll defeat amid rising..
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Taiwan says China has stepped up infiltration efforts

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in the self-ruled and democratic island, and asked national security agencies to counter..
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China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate Taiwan: president

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence on the island.
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Taiwan president says Chinese drills a threat but not intimidated

Taiwan has not been intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese maneuvers were denounced by a senior U.S. official as "coercion"..
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Taiwan president says island not intimidated by Chinese military drills

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday the self-ruled island is not intimidated by China's military drills this week, the latest military manoeuvres that a senior U.S. official denounced as..
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Taiwan president, seeking tanks and fighters, says U.S. responding positively

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the United States was responding positively to Taipei's requests for new arms sales to bolster its defenses in the face of growing pressure from..
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China urges U.S. to block Taiwan leader's Hawaii stopover

China urged the United States on Thursday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in Hawaii next week when she makes a tour of the island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, adding..
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China lodges stern representations with U.S. over Taiwan president visit

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that China has lodged stern representations with the United States over Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic..
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Taiwan president to visit Hawaii amid China pressure

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific, official media said on Thursday, a move likely to anger China, which claims the self-ruled..
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Taiwan president to visit Palau, Nauru, Marshall islands next week

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will next week visit the island's diplomatic allies of Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.
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