Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has come under pressure from a hard core pro-independence faction in her own Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: EPA

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen urged to stand aside by hardline pro-independence faction

  • Senior party activists want Tsai to drop plans for second term as president and take a back seat role for the rest of this one
  • Current situation is severe for Democratic Progressive Party, according to open letter
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has come under pressure from a hard core pro-independence faction in her own Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: EPA
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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.