fredag 13. september 2019

Taiwan President Sues Scholars for Alleging Her Doctorate Degree is Fake

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has filed a defamation lawsuitagainst two professors who have repeatedly questioned, without providing evidence, whether she earned a doctorate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1984. LSE has provided a copy of Tsai’s dissertation, while Tsai’s lawyers provided other documentation confirming the veracity of her doctoral degree.

Tsai has been dogged by unsubstantiated accusations questioning the legitimacy of her diploma. Much like the birth certificate conspiracy theories that surrounded former U.S. President Barack Obama, these allegations have now gained enough steam to warrant a public response from Tsai.