China: Taiwan’s female leader ‘extreme’ because she’s single

(From AP)

Taiwan’s new president is “extreme” in her politics because she’s an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China’s body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece.

Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen

In Beijing’s harshest attack on Tsai Ing-wen since her inauguration last week, the new president was denounced as a flawed human being and strident advocate of Taiwan’s formal independence from China, something Beijing says it will use military force to prevent.

Tsai, Taiwan’s first female president, has been criticized by Beijing for refusing to explicitly endorse the “one-China principle” that defines Taiwan as part of China. But previous criticisms were not in such personal terms.

Online users denounced the opinion piece pointing to South Korean President Park Geun-hye and former Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi as successful, single Asian female politicians, a channel report said. Read More


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