Date: Aug 02, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporters
It followed a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo marking Lee’s contributions to Taiwan’s democratization.
Lee died due to septic shock and multiple organ failure in Taipei on Thursday evening. He was 97.
The White House statement said that “President Lee was Taiwan’s first popularly elected leader and stepped down in adherence to term limits. President Lee was the architect of Taiwan’s modern democratic system, which today serves as a shining example of citizen-centric governance for the region and the world.” [FULL STORY]