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First Female President Takes Office In Taiwan
President Tsai Ing-Wen and Vice President Chen Chien-jen under a Portrait of Sun Yat-sen. Photo by Taiwan's Presidential Office

This interview was originally published at WBUR.

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, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Robert Daly, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, has compiled an unusually diverse portfolio of high-level work: He has served as a U.S. diplomat in Beijing; as an interpreter for Chinese and U.S. leaders, including President Carter and Secretary of State Kissinger; as head of China programs at Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, and the University of Maryland; and as a producer of Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street. Recognized East and West as a leading authority on Sino-U.S. relations, he has testified before Congress, lectured widely in both countries, and regularly offers analysis for top media outlets.

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