Taiwan’s economy: the first 100 days under Tsai vs Ma

Beijing laid out the red carpet for Ma Ying-jeou following his election as president of
Taiwan in 2008, and cross-strait ties blossomed. When Tsai Ing-wen was elected eight years later, Beijing brought in a number of steps to pressure her government, wary of her party’s leanings towards independence. This graphic compares the island’s economy during the first 100 days of each presidency