Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge

  • The row over Chan Tong-kai’s case is amplifying the ruling party’s position as an upholder of the island’s ‘sovereignty’, analysts say
  • But Tsai ‘will need more than the furore’ to win next year’s presidential race

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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