Chinese exiled scholar slams Tsai Ing-wen as ‘gutless for change’

Tsai’s status quo in cross-strait relations blasted by Yuan Hongbing

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/01/17
By: Sophia Yang,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei (Taiwan News) – Yuan Hongbing, renowned author and exiled Chinese scholar,

Yuan Hongbing (Photo courtesy of

published an article on the first anniversary of Tsai Ing-wen’s victory in Taiwan’s presidential election. On the one hand, he poignantly criticized Tsai administration’s absence of deliberate planning and daring to carry out reforms, and on the other hand, lambasted her lack of the courage to challenge the status quo and to normalize the island country’s political situation.

Known as a writer and democracy activist, the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center Editor in Chief, Yuan taught law at China’s leading school Peking University in the late 1980s and was suspended from duty and investigated for supporting the pro-democracy student protests that ended in bloodshed at China’s Tiananmen Square. Yuan was jailed for sabotage in 1994 and applied for political asylum in Australia in 2004.    [FULL  STORY]

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