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

Unrest spurs Taiwan to support its leader in opposing Beijing's plans for unification

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been viewed by some as the only winner to emerge from the unrest in Hong Kong, with the southern Chinese city hit by the 11th straight weekend of protests amid growing doubts over the future of the "one country, two systems" principle.

Late last month, 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2019, with the headline 'IsTsai Ing-wen the only winner in HK turmoil?'. Print Edition | Subscribe