Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers her new year’s address in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tells Beijing it ‘must’ respect island’s sovereignty, people’s choices

  • Mainland must appreciate that ‘Republic of China, Taiwan’ has existed for a long time, leader says
  • Choice of 23 million people to live in freedom and under a democratic system ‘must be respected’
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers her new year’s address in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: 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.