Country's First Female President Is a Powerful Leader and Cat Lady

Taiwan looks to have elected the presidential candidate from the Democratic Progressive Party, a smart forward-thinking woman who is outspoken about her love of cats.

By Anastasia Thrift | Posted: January 16, 2016, 11 a.m. PST

Printer Friendly
tsai-ing-wen-cat
Click to see video on Facebook

Taiwan's next president could be its first female leader, in a position that some say is the most powerful Chinese-speaking leader in the world. She has a law degree from Cornell and a PhD from the London School of Economics, supports gay rights, would usher in executive power with a progressive political party, and loves cats.


Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-Wen currently has 56% of more than 8 million votes cast, according to domestic media outlet UDN. Her pro-Beijing Nationalist Kuomintang (KMT) party opponent Eric Chu has just conceded defeat.

The current ruling party KMT is conservative and pro-Bejing. Tsai’s DPP supports independence and leans progressively. KMT has ruled the island almost consistently since seceding, except for a brief period, and Tsai is widely credited furthering the party’s reputation.

She’s also plainly stated her support of gay rights saying in a video: "In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.”

And, according to an article on Quartz, "Her love of her two cats "Xiang xiang,” or "Think think,” and "Ah Tsai,” is well-known. One of them starred in her Chinese New Year’s message last year.”

That’s all we really needed to hear.
Printer Friendly

 Give us your opinion on
Country's First Female President Is a Powerful Leader and Cat Lady

Submit a Comment   Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments

Christine    Wilmington, DE

5/23/2016 9:07:02 AM

Are you writing about this woman because she supposedly is a cat lover or because she's pushing the homosexual agenda???

View Current Comments


Top Products

ADS BY GOOGLE