President Tsai Ing-wen and her running mate William Lai thank supporters at a victory rally in Taipei on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as president as rival Han Kuo-yu concedes defeat

  • Tsai’s approach to mainland China was one of the key issues in the election and the comfortable victory will be seen as a mandate to continue her approach
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulates president on re-election
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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President Tsai Ing-wen and her running mate William Lai thank supporters at a victory rally in Taipei on Saturday. 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.

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.

Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.