Is Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen the only winner in Hong Kong turmoil?

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has seen her approval rate double to 47.7 per cent at the end of June 2019, boosted to a degree by the events in Hong Kong.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has seen her approval rate double to 47.7 per cent at the end of June 2019, boosted to a degree by the events in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG - As the city braces itself for the 11th consecutive weekend of protests amid growing doubts about the future of the "one country, two systems" principle, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is being viewed as the only winner to emerge from the unrest in Hong Kong.

In late July, an article in the Hong Kong Economic Journal suggested as much although some political observers believe the greater danger is that there will be no winners at all.

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