Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's win won't help Hong Kong protests: Analysts

An attendee holding a flag in support of Hong Kong at a rally of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party in Taipei on Saturday. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
An attendee holding a flag in support of Hong Kong at a rally of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party in Taipei on Saturday. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory may have raised the hopes of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, but some observers believe her newly minted win is unlikely to re-energise the city's ongoing protests.

While the protesters are driven by the goals of universal suffrage and freedom to choose their own chief executive, analysts said Ms Tsai's victory is unlikely to help the anti-government protests that have roiled the city for seven months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Tsai's win won't help HK protests: Analysts'. Print Edition | Subscribe