- Taiwan's colorful democracy stands in sharp contrast to one-party China
- Island has just elected first female president, Tsai Ing-wen
- China and Taiwan are divided by decades of tension after separating in 1949.
Kristie Lu Stout is the host of talk show "On China" on CNN International. The latest episode premieres Friday and examines what Taiwan's new president means for relations with China.
Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Eclipsed for years by a rising China, Taiwan is standing taller after a thrilling and historic exercise in democracy.