Taiwan votes for a new President as questions loom over ties with China

  • Taiwan is all set to appoint an independence-leaning opposition leader as the first woman president of the country. The new leader could usher in a new round of uncertainty with China. Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is expected to take over the mantle in what promises to be a tough assignment balancing relations with the US and keeping trade channels with China at bay concurrently. China also happens to be Taiwan's top trading partner and favorite investment destination.