The New York Times: Tsai Ing-wen Elected President of Taiwan

Brown Professor of Political Science and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy Shelley Rigger comments on the recent election of Tsai Ing-wen to Taiwan's highest office. From the New York Times:

"Tsai Ing-wen was elected Taiwan's president on Saturday, becoming the first woman to win the office. Voters gave her Democratic Progressive Party, which is skeptical of closer ties with China, control of Taiwan's legislature for the first time, giving her broad authority to enact her policies in office...

"Analysts expect Ms. Tsai to take a more cautious approach to China than did President Ma, who pushed through more than 20 agreements between the two sides. But she also wants to keep the cross-strait relationship stable, said Shelley Rigger, a professor of East Asian politics at Davidson College in North Carolina."

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  • January 27, 2016