Taiwan elections: US hails leader Tsai Ing-wen's re-election, 'robust' democracy

Taiwan elections: US hails leader Tsai Ing-wen's re-election, 'robust' democracy

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-01-11 23:21

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday (Jan 11) and lauded her for seeking stability with China “in the face of unrelenting pressure.”

In a statement that could anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of China, Pompeo said Taiwan’s democratic system, free market economy and civil society, made it “a model for the Indo-Pacific region and a force for good in the world.”

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