January 19, 2016 10:36 IST

Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president

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Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential elections and pledged to maintain peace with giant neighbor China, which warned it would oppose any move towards independence. Credit: Reuters
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Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential elections and pledged to maintain peace with giant neighbor China, which warned it would oppose any move towards independence. Credit: Reuters
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Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential elections and pledged to maintain peace with giant neighbor China, which warned it would oppose any move towards independence. Credit: Reuters
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Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential elections and pledged to maintain peace with giant neighbor China, which warned it would oppose any move towards independence. Credit: Reuters
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Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential elections and pledged to maintain peace with giant neighbor China, which warned it would oppose any move towards independence. Credit: Reuters