Knowing China through Taiwan

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • RSS
  • Who's Who

Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)

Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)

Tsai Ing-wen has been the chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) since 2008. She was one of the key people behind the "special state-to-state relations" proposed by Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui in 1999. Even though Tsai was not a senior DPP member she was promoted to lead the party after its heavy loss in the 2008 presidential election.

Born: August 31st, 1956

Birthplace: Taipei

Country of Citizenship: Taiwan

Profession: Politician

Education: PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science


2008-present Chairwoman, Democratic Progressive Party

2006-2007 Vice Premier, Republic of China

2006-2008 Chairwoman, Fair Trade Commission

2004-2006 National Policy Advisor to the President

2004-2006 Legislator, Legislative Yuan

2000-2004 Chairwoman, Mainland Affairs Council

2000-2004 Minister without Portfolio, Republic of China

1999-2000 Senior Advisor, National Security Council

1995-1998 Member, Fair Trade Commission Advisor Committee

1993-present Professor, Graduate Institution of International Trade, National Chengchi University

1993-2000 Commissioner, International Trade Commission

1992-2000 Chief Legal Advisor on International Economic Organization, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Who's Who

  • Du Jiahao (杜家毫)

    Du Jiahao (杜家毫)

    Du Jiahao is the governor and deputy Communist Party secretary of Hunan province. Du previously served as deputy governor of Heilongjiang province ...