Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s first popularly elected leader, who played a key role in the self-ruled island’s democratisation, died on Thursday. Photo: Kyodo

Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s Mr Democracy, to be given state funeral

  • Tributes paid by Japan’s leader Shinzo Abe and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who says Lee ‘transformed Taiwan into beacon of democracy’
  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praises ‘his insistence on promoting democracy and his firm position on national sovereignty’
Topic |   Taiwan
Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s first popularly elected leader, who played a key role in the self-ruled island’s democratisation, died on Thursday. Photo: Kyodo
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