Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, faces an unprecedented primary challenge from former Tainan city mayor William Lai. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan’s former premier William Lai refuses to abandon challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen

  • Independence supporter insists the Democratic Progressive Party must be allowed to chose its nominee
  • Challenger promises Tsai ‘full support’ if she wins nomination for the 2020 presidential contest
Topic |   Tsai Ing-wen

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Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, faces an unprecedented primary challenge from former Tainan city mayor William Lai. Photo: Reuters
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Taiwan is no match for mainland China militarily, but if it’s invaded the public and military won’t be waving white flags to the PLA. Photo: EPA-EFE
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

China wants unification. What will Taiwan have to give up to keep its freedoms?

  • Unification by force would be devastating for the region, including Hong Kong, and must be avoided
  • Meanwhile the option of a Hong Kong-style ‘one country, two systems’ is dead on arrival. Perhaps there is a third way

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Taiwan is no match for mainland China militarily, but if it’s invaded the public and military won’t be waving white flags to the PLA. Photo: EPA-EFE
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