Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has taken a harder line against the mainland than her predecessor, Beijing-friendly Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has taken a harder line against the mainland than her predecessor, Beijing-friendly Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has taken a harder line against the mainland than her predecessor, Beijing-friendly Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP
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How Taiwan’s relations with mainland China have changed under president Tsai Ing-wen

  • Relationship between Taipei and Beijing has gone from friendly to frosty since 2016, as Washington ties grow warmer
  • First milestone in the downward spiral was Tsai’s unprecedented conversation with then president-elect Donald Trump

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Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has taken a harder line against the mainland than her predecessor, Beijing-friendly Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has taken a harder line against the mainland than her predecessor, Beijing-friendly Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has taken a harder line against the mainland than her predecessor, Beijing-friendly Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP
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