By: Timothy Huang and Y.F. Low
New York, March 28 (CNA) Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is among the 127 nominees for Time magazine’s annual list of “the 100 most influential people” for 2016.
As of March 23, Tsai was ranked within the top 30, garnering 1.2 percent of the votes in an online poll by readers of the magazine, tied with American singer Beyoncé and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Tsai was ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1.1 percent), U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (1 percent), Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook (1 percent) and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (0.9 percent).
Leading the poll was Bernie Sanders, another Democratic presidential candidate, who has gained 4.3 percent of the votes.
Myanmar’s democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi (2.8 percent), South Koren boy band Big Bang (2.1 percent), U.S. President Barack Obama (2 percent) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (1.9 percent) rounded out the top five. [FULL STORY]