Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as chairwoman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: AFP

Democratic Progressive Party suffers big defeat in Taiwan elections; Tsai Ing-wen resigns as chairwoman

  • Independence-leaning party loses seven of 13 cities and counties in Saturday’s polls
  • Premier William Lai also offers his resignation to Tsai
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as chairwoman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. 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.

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.