Chinese politician best recognized for having served as the seventh President of the Republic of China or Taiwan. She is also known for having served as the Chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party.
She studied Law at the National Taiwan University and later earned her Masters of Law at Cornell University Law School. She then went on to earn her PhD from the London School of Economics. She ventured into politics in 2000 when she became chair of the Mainland Affairs Council.
She is recognized for being the first ever woman elected as the President of the Republic of China.
She was the youngest of 11 children from her father Tsai Chieh-sheng.
In December of 2016, she took a phone call from President Donald Trump which became the first time a President of the Republic of China spoke with a President of the United States since 1979.