By: Yeh Su-ping, Liang Pei-chi, Fan Cheng-hsiang and Emerson Lim
Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and several political leaders on Monday welcomed the landslide victory of pro-democracy candidates in the recently concluded Hong Kong district council elections, in which the result is being seen by many as a rejection of the Beijing-backed Hong Kong government.
On the sideline of a completion ceremony for a government research building, Tsai said she was happy to see how many Hong Kong people participated in the democratic process on Sunday and expressed their voice through voting.
"We hope that the results of the elections will be respected," Tsai said while encouraging Hong Kong to continue its march towards democracy.
Hong Kong held district council elections on Sunday, amid months-long social unrest triggered by a proposed bill that would have allowed the deportation of Hong Kong criminals to China, but has since evolved into a pro-democracy movement. [FULL STORY]