Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
For Indigenous voters in Taiwan, the current system prevents many of them from having an impact on the election of representatives where they live.
Tsai Ing-wen's victory in Taiwan is more than just a rebuke to Beijing.
President Tsai Ing-wen is being challenged by populist mayor of Kaohsiung City, Han Kuo-yu, in Taiwan's January 11 elections.
The Trump Administration is likely to be more aggressive about resisting China in the South China Sea and more forceful about preventing the erosion of America’s position in the western Pacific.