Tsai Ing-wen has emphasised the need to safeguard the self-ruled island’s sovereignty against persistent threats from Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg

Tsai Ing-wen regains some ground but youth vote may hold the key to Taiwan’s election

  • After she is officially named DPP candidate for next year’s poll, president says young people ‘will be the most critical factor’
  • Tsai has managed to use opposition to ‘one country, two systems’ and Hong Kong’s extradition bill controversy to win back support, according to analyst
Topic |   Taiwan

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Tsai Ing-wen has emphasised the need to safeguard the self-ruled island’s sovereignty against persistent threats from Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
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As clashes continued in Hong Kong, Tsai Ing-wen secured the Democratic Progressive Party's nomination to seek re-election as Taiwan’s president. Photo: Facebook

How the storm over Hong Kong’s extradition bill battered Beijing’s ‘one country, two systems’ ambitions for Taiwan

  • President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election prospects boosted as Hong Kong protests highlight city’s ties with mainland
  • Han Kuo-yu, candidate for Beijing-friendly opposition Kuomintang, says Taiwan will adopt the arrangement ‘over my dead body’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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As clashes continued in Hong Kong, Tsai Ing-wen secured the Democratic Progressive Party's nomination to seek re-election as Taiwan’s president. Photo: Facebook
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