onsdag 20. mai 2020

Why Tsai Ing-wen’s success in containing Taiwan’s coronavirus outbreak could trigger a backlash from Beijing

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will be sworn in today for a second term in office at an inauguration ceremony that has been streamlined due to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging large parts of the world. Tsai’s second term begins amid a triumphant atmosphere, with opinion polls showing her approval rating hitting a record high of 70.3 per cent in April, due to her deft handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The inauguration also comes on the heels of the meeting of the
World Health Assembly, the World Health Organisation’s decision-making body, at which
Taiwan’s exclusion became a key item on the agenda.