Former president Lee acclaims Tsai’s diplomacy

REALISM:A strong nation depends on solid leadership, government consensus and a development plan, not an ideal perpetuated by the media, Lee Teng-hui said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 11, 2016
By: Chen Yu-fu and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), citing the telephone call between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and US president-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 2, yesterday lauded the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration’s efforts in expanding diplomacy.

Speaking at a Taiwan Association of University Professors’ luncheon in Taipei, Lee said that despite media reports suggesting incompatibilities in the foreign policies of Tsai and Trump, recent developments suggest that the DPP government has made some headway in diplomacy.

The former president said that while there was no interaction between Taiwan and the US Republican Party during the US elections, the DPP has done a good job of taking advantage of the political climate generated by the phone call to further expand Taiwan’s international space.    [FULL  STORY]

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