Wu Den-yih (centre) and his supporters declare victory in the election for Kuomintang chairman, in Taipei on May 20. Photo: AP

Why Beijing will be watching as Taiwan’s new KMT leader gears up for local elections in 2018

Michal Thim says the newly crowned Wu Den-yih will have to either choose the middle ground to appeal to young Taiwanese voters who care little for unification, or stay rigidly pro-Beijing and lose elections

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Wu Den-yih (centre) and his supporters declare victory in the election for Kuomintang chairman, in Taipei on May 20. Photo: AP
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