China state media blasted for ‘sexist’ remarks about Taiwan president

Focus Taiwan
Date 2016/05/26
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) An article published Tuesday by a Chinese Communist Party-linked 33406582newspaper has sparked outrage over its sexist comments about Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), whom the article suggested was unfit to be president because she was single and childless.

“As a single female politician,” Tsai’s political style and strategies are often “emotional, personalized and extreme” because she lacks “the burden of love, family and children,” according to the opinion piece by Wang Weixing (王衛星), an analyst from the Academy of Military Science in Beijing and a board member of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits.

Wang said that because Tsai is single, she thinks less about strategic directions and more about tactical details, and cares more about achieving short-term goals than long-term ones.     [FULL  STORY]

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