President Tsai Ing-wen, centre, resigned as chairwoman of the pro-independence ruling party DPP after a rout at the polls in Taiwan at the weekend. Pro-Beijing media claim the vote in favour of the KMT was a rejection of independence. Photo: EPA

Chinese media claim Taiwan leader’s ‘separatist stance’ led to heavy losses for DPP at election

  • Tsai ‘soured relations with mainland and people of Taiwan’
  • DPP defeat lets pro-Beijing media ramp up ‘one China’ rhetoric
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President Tsai Ing-wen, centre, resigned as chairwoman of the pro-independence ruling party DPP after a rout at the polls in Taiwan at the weekend. Pro-Beijing media claim the vote in favour of the KMT was a rejection of independence. Photo: EPA
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