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Audrey Tang is the youngest and first transgender cabinet member in Taiwan's history. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)
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Transgender IT whiz pushes for more inclusive Taiwanese politics

Cabinet member Audrey Tang aims to use technology to improve policy

KENSAKU IHARA, Nikkei staff writer | Taiwan

TAIPEI -- Officials huddled in a government building in Taipei on Jan. 17 listened attentively as Audrey Tang laid out her vision of the future of politics.

"It doesn't matter whether your position is high or low, whether you are from the upper or lower class, or even whether you are near or distant [from the government]," she said, fittingly, via video conferencing. "With the arrival of the digital age, everyone can now participate in politics simultaneously."

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