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

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

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.