Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen Among Time Magazine’s 100 Influential People

Radio Free Asia
Date: 2020-09-23
Reported by Hwang Chun-mei for RFA's Mandarin Service, and by the Cantonese Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan can defend itself agsinst outside threats, Aug. 19, 2020.
Democratic Progressive Party

President Tsai Ing-wen of of Taiwan has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020 for her insistence that the democratic island's 23 million people have no interest in being ruled by China.

"President Tsai Ing-wen is a signal lamp casting out China’s looming shadow, conveying to the world that Taiwan will not acquiesce to the Chinese Communist Party," Republican Senator Ted Cruz wrote in his description of Tsai on the magazine's website.

He said that while Taiwan lies just 100 miles off the coast of China, Tsai has managed to carve out her own path, neither losing her way politically, nor being drawn into Beijing's rhetoric.

Taiwan still bears the official name of the 1911 Republic of China after Kuomintang forces occupied the island at the end of World War II.    [FULL  STORY]

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