By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Thursday TIME magazine named Taiwan’s president-elect Tsai Ing-wen in its annual list of the most influential people in the world.
The magazine named Tsai on its list of ‘Leaders’, while other notable figures in this category include the IMF chief Christine Lagarde, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and China’s President Xi Jinping.
The list is divided into five categories: pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and icons. Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and actor Leonardo Di Caprio are also named.
As the magazine has said of the list: “From pioneers like Lin Manuel-Miranda, to leaders like Christine Lagarde, to icons like Leonardo DiCaprio, our annual list highlights people exploring the frontiers of art, science, society, technology and more.” The list is meant to single out the world’s most influential men and women, not its most powerful. [FULL STORY]