Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's first 100 days
Sunday was Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s 100th day in office. She faces a daunting array of issues both internal and external while balancing conflicting political pressures. In a Google Hangout, Richard Bush talked about President Tsai’s performance with Shelley Rigger, professor of political science at Davidson College and America’s leading expert on Taiwan’s domestic politics.
Brown Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy - Political Science Department, Davidson College
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