Tsai Ing-wen

Birth Day August 31st, 1956
Birth Place
Age 67 Years Old

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Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician. She is currently serving as the President of Taiwan. She won the presidential election in 2016 and was re-elected for a second term in January 2020. She is the first woman elected to the office, as well as the seventh president of the Republic of China and the second president from the Democratic Progressive Party. Prior to her presidency, she served as party chair from 2008 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2018.

 What is Tsai Ing-wen Famous For?

  • President of Taiwan. 

Tsai Ing-wen politician

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Where was Tsai Ing-wen Born?

Tsai Ing-wen was born on 31 August 1956. Her birth place is in Zhongshan, Taipei in Taiwan. She holds Taiwanese nationality. She was born to a father, Tsai Chieh-sheng, and a mother, Chang Chin-Fong. She was the youngest of 11 children of her father. Her father married 4 times. She has 3 siblings and 8 half-siblings.  

She attended Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School. She later studied law at the behest of her father. She studied law at the College of Law, National Taiwan University. She later obtained her Master of Laws degree at Cornell University Law School and Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics. 

Upon returning to Taiwan, she taught law at the School of Law of Soochow University and National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Tsai Ing-wen political career

Tsai entered the political fraternity in 2000 when she was appointed the high-profile appointment of the chair of the Mainland Affairs Council. 

She later joined the Democratic Progressive Party in 2004. 

She was then elected as a legislator-at-large in the 2004 legislative election. 

She was appointed to the post of vice president of the Executive Yuan in January 2006. She concurrently served as chairwoman of the Consumer Protection Commission. 

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Tsai along with the rest of the cabinet of out-going Premier Su Tseng-chang resigned to make way for incoming Premier Chang Chun-Hsiung and his cabinet in May 2007.

She then served as the chair of TaiMedBiologics, a biotechnology company based in Taiwan. 

She defeated Koo Kwang-ming in the election for DPP chair in May 2008, making her the first woman to chair a major Taiwanese political party. 

She announced her DPP nomination for the 2012 presidential election but lost to incumbent Ma Ying-jeou. She then resigned as chair of the DPP. 

She was elected to the DPP chair for a second term in January 2016.

She officially registered for the Democratic Progressive Party's presidential nomination for the 2016 Taiwan presidential election in February 2015. 

She defeated Eric Chu in the January 2016 presidential election. 

She was inaugurated as president in May 2016.

She resigned as leader of the DPP in November 2018. 

Tsai ran for the presidential election for a second term. 

She won the 2020 presidential election to continue her presidency for a second term. 

Is Tsai Ing-wen married?

Tsai Ing-wen is not married. She never got married in her life. She is the first unmarried president. Other information about her personal life will be updated soon. 

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