Southeast Asia | Pro-China protests in Taiwan days before Tsai takes office

Pro-China protests in Taiwan days before Tsai takes office

May 18, 2016 3:22 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Hundreds of pro-China protesters led by gang leader-turned-politician “White Wolf” rallied in Taiwan’s capital Wednesday, calling on president-elect Tsai Ing-wen to preserve friendly ties with Beijing, days before she takes office.

Pro-unification activists protest outside the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters in Taipei on May 18
Pro-unification activists protest outside the ruling Democratic Progressive Party headquarters in Taipei

China-skeptic Tsai is facing questions over how she will handle cross-strait relations which are already growing rapidly frosty as she prepares to take the helm after an eight-year rapprochement under her Beijing-friendly predecessor Ma Ying-jeou.

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