TAIPEI, Taiwan | China’s pressure on Tsai weighs on local Taiwan elections

22Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



TAIPEI, Taiwan — China’s pressure campaign looms large as Taiwan holds local elections Saturday in what is seen partly as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen.

Driven from power two years ago, the opposition Nationalists are hoping to regain territory by leaning on their pro-business image and a more accommodating line toward Beijing, which detests Tsai for her refusal to endorse its stance that the self-governing island democracy is a part of the Chinese nation.

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