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President-elect Tsai Ing-wen waves supporters at DPP headquarter on January 16, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen, the chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, won the presidential election to become the Taiwan's first female leader.  (Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen waves supporters at DPP headquarter on January 16, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen, the chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, won the presidential election to become the Taiwan's first female leader. (Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
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Tsai Ing-wen is a former opposition party leader who was elected by landslide in January. Tsai Ing-wen hailed her victory as a sign that Taiwan is an independent country, but China still claims it controls the island nation. How will President Tsai Ing-wen handle that delicate relationship? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Robert Daly, a former U.S. diplomat in Beijing.

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  • Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. Former diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Bejing.

This segment aired on May 19, 2016.

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