Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, left, walks past a Taiwan national flag during an offshore anti-terrorism drill outside Taipei harbor in New Taipei City, on August 15. Tsai has been vocal in her support of the demonstrations in Hong Kong against China’s deepening encroachment. Photo: AP
Chiu-Ti Jansen
Opinion

Opinion

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Is Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen’s solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters just a presidential election ploy?

  • Hong Kong’s protests have changed the fortunes of Tsai Ing-wen and the DPP, putting their opponents in an awkward position
  • But even Tsai must walk a line between gaining politically from the protests and incurring Beijing’s full wrath

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, left, walks past a Taiwan national flag during an offshore anti-terrorism drill outside Taipei harbor in New Taipei City, on August 15. Tsai has been vocal in her support of the demonstrations in Hong Kong against China’s deepening encroachment. Photo: AP
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