Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen looks on as then premier-designate William Lai speaks during a press conference in Taipei in September 2017. Lai has challenged Tsai for the DPP’s nomination to contest the 2020 presidential election. Photo: CNA
Zhang Baohui
Opinion

Opinion

Zhang Baohui

The US should rein in Taiwan’s latest presidential hopeful to prevent a cross-strait crisis

  • With former premier William Lai throwing his hat into Taiwan’s presidential race and espousing a distinctly anti-China agenda, cross-strait ties are heading for turbulence

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen looks on as then premier-designate William Lai speaks during a press conference in Taipei in September 2017. Lai has challenged Tsai for the DPP’s nomination to contest the 2020 presidential election. Photo: CNA
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Zhang Baohui

Zhang Baohui

Zhang Baohui is professor of political science and director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the author of China’s Assertive Nuclear Posture: State Security in an Anarchic International Order.