MORE than 200,000 supporters of Mr Chen poured on to the streets of Taipei last night to celebrate the victory of the man they called the first 'Taiwanese ruler' in 400 years. Lin Jian-kuo, a computer engineer, said: 'We have always been ruled by outsiders and now we have one of our own as president for the first time in 400 years. It is a historic moment. 'We can bring an end to the black rule of the KMT, their corruption, their arrogance towards Taiwanese, their jobs for the boys and the single-party control of the Government, the police and the courts,' he said. Mr Lin was one of thousands on foot, on scooters and in cars waving the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) green-and-white flag who turned the streets around the party's campaign headquarters in northeast Taipei into a carnival. Mr Chen's campaign strategist Yu Yin-lung said the results showed Beijing's intimidation had failed. 'We weren't scared of Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's threat. Chen's victory just proves the integrity and courage of Taiwanese people,' he said to thunderous cheers and applause. Fireworks screamed into the air while supporters watched giant television screens carrying pictures of activities inside the headquarters. By the time Mr Chen made his victory speech, the crowd had grown to nearly 200,000. Mr Chen's voice was hoarse after weeks of round-the-clock campaigning. But he struck a conciliatory note, inviting mainland President Jiang Zemin, Premier Zhu Rongji and chief Taiwan negotiator Wang Daohan to Taipei. The President-elect also offered to go to China before he took office on May 20. One middle-aged woman, waving a DPP flag, said: 'Chen is one of us. He represents the will and hope of Taiwanese people. Tonight is a victory for our democracy.'