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Taiwan inaugurates first female president

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 01:10

Tsai Ing-wen is sworn in as Taiwan's first female president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in as Taiwan's first female president on Friday, with the export-driven economy on the ropes and wary Communist Party rulers in China watching for any move towards independence by an island it considers its own. Tsai pledged to defend the country and abide by the constitution of the Republic of China, Taiwan's formal name, as she took the oath of office. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won parliamentary and presidential elections by a landslide in January on voter backlash against creeping dependence on China. DPP, which has traditionally favoured independence from China, takes over after eight years under China-friendly Nationalist Ma Ying-jeou.

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Taiwan inaugurates first female president

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 01:10