Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's president, has enjoyed a boost in public opinion polls which has been attributed to her strong rebuke of Beijing’s call for unification talks based on “one China, two systems”. Photo: Bloomberg

Poll boost for Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen after tough stand against Beijing

  • Sharp rise in public support boosts Tsai’s chances of winning DPP nomination for 2020 presidential elections
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's president, has enjoyed a boost in public opinion polls which has been attributed to her strong rebuke of Beijing’s call for unification talks based on “one China, two systems”. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.