Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib shakes hand with his Taipei counterpart, Ko Wen-je, in the Old Town Square in Prague on Monday. Photo: AFP

Taipei wins over Prague but Taiwan may face bigger Beijing battle

  • The Czech capital has abandoned its Chinese counterpart for a sister-city agreement with Taipei
  • But Beijing might increase pressure on all fronts to send a message to the island’s newly re-elected president, observers say
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Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib shakes hand with his Taipei counterpart, Ko Wen-je, in the Old Town Square in Prague on Monday. Photo: AFP
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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.