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China Waits, Watches as Taiwan Elects New President

Taiwan’s president-elect received jubilant approval at home and a cautious response in China a day after her sweeping victory. Taiwanese mainstream media called the election a mass win for a once struggling opposition party that historically dislikes Beijing. Officials in China are expected to wait and watch for now. The landslide election of Tsai Ing-wen over her rival from today’s ruling party in Taiwan met a cool but calm response from Beijing. China has claimed sovereignty over the...

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