Troops parade with banners featuring portraits of then-Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui during Double Tenth celebrations in Taipei in 1995. Photo: C.Y. Yu

Obituary | Lee Teng-hui, a controversial figure hailed as Taiwan’s ‘father of democracy’

  • The island’s first democratically elected president, whose long career spanned the political spectrum, has died aged 97
  • Taiwan was still under Japanese rule when Lee was born in a rural community near Taipei in 1923
Topic |   Taiwan
Troops parade with banners featuring portraits of then-Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui during Double Tenth celebrations in Taipei in 1995. Photo: C.Y. Yu
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