Tsai Ing-wen was a beneficiary of Hong Kong’s ill-fated extradition bill and the protests it ignited. This enabled her to shift the narrative from unpopular reforms to fear of the implications of one country, two systems for Taiwan’s identity. Photo: APTsai Ing-wen was a beneficiary of Hong Kong’s ill-fated extradition bill and the protests it ignited. This enabled her to shift the narrative from unpopular reforms to fear of the implications of one country, two systems for Taiwan’s identity. Photo: AP
Tsai Ing-wen was a beneficiary of Hong Kong’s ill-fated extradition bill and the protests it ignited. This enabled her to shift the narrative from unpopular reforms to fear of the implications of one country, two systems for Taiwan’s identity. Photo: AP
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Tsai’s victory a big test for Beijing in resetting cross-strait relations

  • Just as in Hong Kong, winning the hearts and minds of young people on the island is critical for eventual reunification

Tsai Ing-wen was a beneficiary of Hong Kong’s ill-fated extradition bill and the protests it ignited. This enabled her to shift the narrative from unpopular reforms to fear of the implications of one country, two systems for Taiwan’s identity. Photo: APTsai Ing-wen was a beneficiary of Hong Kong’s ill-fated extradition bill and the protests it ignited. This enabled her to shift the narrative from unpopular reforms to fear of the implications of one country, two systems for Taiwan’s identity. Photo: AP
Tsai Ing-wen was a beneficiary of Hong Kong’s ill-fated extradition bill and the protests it ignited. This enabled her to shift the narrative from unpopular reforms to fear of the implications of one country, two systems for Taiwan’s identity. Photo: AP
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