Taiwan’s vice[president William Lai takes over the chairmanship of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan’s vice[president William Lai takes over the chairmanship of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan

Taiwan’s vice-president William Lai faces race against time to secure Democratic Progressive Party’s hold on power

  • The party’s new chairman and most likely presidential candidate took over after a heavy defeat in local elections
  • His past comments on independence have caused concern in the US and risk provoking Beijing and Lai is now trying to promote a more pragmatic stance

Taiwan’s vice[president William Lai takes over the chairmanship of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan’s vice[president William Lai takes over the chairmanship of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Photo: Reuters
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