A Tsai Ing-wen supporter weeps tears of joy as the results come in. Photo: AP

Taiwan election results ‘suggest no appetite for rapid push for independence’ after Tsai Ing-wen’s victory

  • The success of the president and her independence-leaning DPP on Saturday indicates voters are happy with the status quo, according to one analyst
  • High turnout suggests young voters are becoming an increasingly important voice that politicians ignore at their peril
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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A Tsai Ing-wen supporter weeps tears of joy as the results come in. Photo: AP
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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.