Beijing wants Tsai to fail: US analyst

Taipei Times
Date: May 12, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

Beijing does not want to see president-elect Tsai Ing-wen [蔡英文] and the Democratic

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Photo: CNA

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Photo: CNA

Progressive Party (DPP) succeed, a leading US-Asia expert said on Tuesday.

“It is not in their interests to have them succeed and this will shape the approach that Beijing takes to Taiwan in the future,” said Bonnie Glaser, director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“If Tsai does well, if she succeeds, if the economy does well, the DPP might be the dominant party in Taiwan for a very long time to come — and that is an outcome China really does not want to see,” she said.

She was addressing a roundtable conference at The George Washington University’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies on “Prospects for the Tsai Ing-wen Administration.”     [FULL  STORY]

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