• Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen arrives for the presidential inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office, Friday , May 20, 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy. (Taipei Photojournalist Association, Pool Photo via AP)

    Taiwan’s leader faces thornier ties with China, growth woes

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s newly inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen, the first female leader of the self-ruled island, must confront major challenges including navigating increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and rejuvenating the flagging economy.