Taiwan vice-president’s win was unexpected, unwanted in China. He must brace for a hard time

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In the 2024 presidential and legislative elections, which saw a voter turnout of 71.86 per cent, the 64-year-old Harvard-educated doctor and former mayor of Tainan secured victory for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), marking the party’s third consecutive term in power. With the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen bound by two-term limits, Lai is poised to assume office in May. For China, though, Lai is a “ separatist ” and “ troublemaker ”, just like Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim, affectionately known as the ‘ cat warrior ’. Both Lai and Hsiao are banned from entering mainland China and Hong Kong. Lai Ching-te,...