Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says Xi Jinping left her with no choice but to defend the island’s sovereignty. Photo: Kyodo

How standing up to Xi Jinping could help Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen come back from the political dead

  • Tsai’s firm rebuff of call to start unification talks on ‘one country, two systems’ model helps revive her approval ratings
  • To win next year’s election she will not only have to fight off the opposition KMT but also internal party critics such as former premier William Lai
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says Xi Jinping left her with no choice but to defend the island’s sovereignty. Photo: Kyodo
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