In this episode we examine Taiwan’s politics and foreign policy following the landslide election of Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first female president. CSIS’s China Power Project Director Bonnie Glaser joins to discuss the origin story of the Democratic Progressive Party, explore what the victory means for the future of Taiwan’s economy, and analyze how Tsai’s leadership will affect the island’s complicated diplomatic relationship with mainland China and the United States. Listeners also hear from DPP Secretary General Joseph Wu, PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Dr. Tsai herself.
Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio edited by Lauren Abuali. Produced by Jeffrey Bean.