Taipei District Court rules Peng's arguments are no grounds for legal case
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (Jan. 11) rejected a case by newsanchor Dennis Peng (彭文正）alleging that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) diploma and dissertation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) did not exist.
Last year, academics, media personalities and politicians alleged Tsai had never completed a dissertation and therefore not obtained a PhD degree from the prestigious British institution in 1984.
The court ruled Wednesday that Peng had not explained clearly whether Tsai’s dissertation existed or not, and that whether the president held a PhD degree from the LSE or not was not a legal matter, but purely a matter of truth or not, the Liberty Times reported.