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.