Taiwan takes dig at China’s lack of democracy in new year message
A woman uses her mobile phone to take a picture of red lanterns ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at a park in Beijing on Jan 24, 2019. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)
04 Feb 2019 10:25AM
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TAIPEI: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took a dig at China’s lack of freedom in a message to mark Tuesday’s (Feb 5) start of the Chinese New Year, saying she hoped ethnic Chinese all over the world could experience the “blessing” of democracy.
Self-governed Taiwan is China’s most sensitive issue and is claimed by Beijing as its sacred territory.