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T-DAY: The Battle for Taiwan
“This is Tsai Ing-wen, always proving herself in the quietest way.”Tsai Ing-wen
“We did not oppose her bid to run, but she also didn’t ignite passion from supporters.”Yao Chia-wen, a senior adviser to President Tsai
“She wasn’t bold enough to talk about Taiwan independence and Taiwan’s fight against China”Yao Chia-wen, senior adviser to Tsai
“It was a controversial issue within the DPP. If not for Tsai or (Premier) Su Tseng-chang, no one else could have achieved it”Jennifer Lu, a prominent activist behind the years-long push for marriage equality
“Spicy Taiwanese sister”A nickname that became popular after Tsai pushed back against Xi’s unification speech in 2019
Tsai, often pictured in uniform and photographed next to soldiers, is leading a major military build-up.