The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won Taiwan’s national elections. Through this, the party’s presidential candidate William Lai Ching-tae is going to become the new president of Taiwan. He is known as anti-China. Beijing reacted to this election on Saturday.
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office says that the victory of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate William Lai Ching in Taiwan’s presidential election will not change China’s thinking about Taiwan.
Taiwan Affairs Department spokesman Chen Binhua said the Democratic Progressive Party’s victory in Saturday’s election did not reflect the views of mainstream Taiwanese citizens. In a report, the news agency Reuters reported this information about the Chinese media.
Beijing has said that the idea of unifying Taiwan with China will remain the same. China will not withdraw from this process with the victory of the presidential candidate William Lai Ching in this election. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the same in his New Year message.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate William Lai Ching may be under a lot of pressure after coming to power as the new president next May. China branded him a ‘troublemaker’ ahead of Saturday’s national election.
However, during the election campaign, William Lai Ching-te made several comments about maintaining relations with China. He said to have good relations with China.
After the victory, William Lai said in a press conference that between authoritarianism and democracy, he would choose democracy. And he wants to send this message to the world. He will even be Taiwan’s safeguard to prevent any threat and aggression from China.