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Japan congratulates Taiwan's Tsai on victory

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The KMT failed the Taiwanese people by selling Taiwan out for quick riches from the CCP. The United States failed the Taiwanese people by adopting the "one China" policy for quick riches. The already independant nation of Taiwan could have declared independance in the '80s when China was weak and pulled it off... But now everyone is gorging on the China teat. Anything short of an immediate and absolute peaceful declaration of independance further empowers the tyranny of the CCP.

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Japan has congratulated Taiwan’s first woman president Tsai Ing-wen after she swept to power in a landslide election victory

How long do you think it will be before countries are congratulating Japan on their first woman PM? I would put the over/under at 50 years -- easy.

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mods, editors: sexism in print is a no-no. look at first sentence. do we call male presidents as man leaders? no, we write male president. so Dr. Tsai who is a woman should be described in print as Taiwans first female president not "woman president." is abe called a man president. please correct the gaffe on dr. tsai description.

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"Beijing responded sternly to Tsai’s election, with foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei warning that “the Chinese government is rock-firm and will never tolerate any secessionist activity of ‘Taiwan independence’”.

They'll tolerate it as long as they know the price of a military invasion would be too high.

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btw Dr Tsai, born in 1956, is part han chinese, part hakka chinese and one quarter formosa aborigine on her grandma side. her father was a wealthy man in southern Taiwan who had four wives, with Dr Tsai's mother kept and treated in those olderdays as what was called "a second wife" subservient to the main wife, and living in separate house, and Dr Tsai was the 11th and last child her father sired among the four wives. as far as i know she has never taken an English name as many Taiwanese who lived overseas do, she studied in the uk for her phd from lse altho its possible she does have an English first name informally used among friends. i am trying to confirm. anyone know? she never married, has no children, and has never had a romantic relationship with a man or woman as far as i know, and despite media gossip in taiwan, she is not a lesbian. you can bet the rumors will fly, though, during her 8 years in office.

as for communist china, not only is it "rock firm" against taiwan independence, the prc is also ,"rock firm" insane dictatorship of the old soviet ussr style. watch out!

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Beijing responded sternly to Tsai’s election, with foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei warning that “the Chinese government is rock-firm and will never tolerate any secessionist activity of ‘Taiwan independence’”.

I support China on a few things, but definitely not on this. Butt out, and leave Taiwan alone

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@Danny Bloom

she has never taken an English name

Her given name means "English". That's good enough.

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May the people of Taiwan ultimately declare their independence, and may the CCP dictatorship learn to accept it peacefully.

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Danny Bloom:

Dr Tsai, born in 1956, is part han chinese, part hakka chinese and one quarter formosa aborigine on her grandma side

What world are you living on? The Hakka people ARE Han Chinese people. The Han people aren't just one single entity - they can be subdivided into subgroups like Hakka, Cantonese and Min, etc.

And who cares if she doesn't have an English name? I say good on her. I can understand why ethnic Chinese born overseas and with only non-Chinese nationality mainly using a non-Chinese given name, but I'll never understand this obsession with adopting a western name amongst those who don't even speak good English. As a result, I've seen plenty of people from Hong Kong who have adopted weird, archaic names, surnames as given names, and mis-spelt names, The funniest was what sounded like Aylier - the spelling turned out to be Aileer which I'm guessing came from Aileen. Not only mis-spelt but mis-pronounced. The Indians have never gone out of their way to avoid using their Indian names.

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How long do you think it will be before countries are congratulating Japan on their first woman PM?

Excellent point. They can barely advance in the corporate culture. Would Takako Doi be proud?

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Chen shui Bien 2.0

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