Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen begins second termChina | 20 May 2020 9:52 am
President Tsai Ing-wen took her oath of office at the Presidential Office today and formally commenced her second four-year term as the president of the Republic of China, Taiwan's formal name.
Tsai, 63, of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was sworn in at 9:00 a.m. in a simple ceremony that was broadcast on television and live streamed on social media, CNA reports.
Former Premier Lai Ching-te then was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Chen Chien-jen, who stepped down after one term.
No overseas dignitaries have been invited to attend the ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tsai won re-election in January by a 57-39 percent margin over Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT).