Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) with William Lai (left) and new Premier Su Tseng-chang in Taipei on Friday. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

Taiwan’s new Premier Su Tseng-chang faces ‘tough task’ to help win back public trust

  • President Tsai Ing-wen names 71-year-old DPP stalwart in the role after outgoing premier William Lai and entire cabinet resigns
  • It comes ahead of next year’s presidential race that is likely to be fought on issues like cross-strait ties and the economy
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) with William Lai (left) and new Premier Su Tseng-chang in Taipei on Friday. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.