Taiwan inaugurates Lai Ching-te as president, angering China | EUROtoday

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan on Monday inaugurated Lai Ching-te as its new chief, ushering in an unprecedented third consecutive presidential time period for the Democratic Progressive Party, which has reworked the island democracy right into a bulwark towards Chinese aggression and dismissed more and more ominous threats from Beijing.

Lai — vice chairman underneath outgoing chief Tsai Ing-wen, who has reached her two-term restrict — has vowed to proceed his predecessor’s protection and overseas coverage method of attempting to keep away from inflaming tensions with China whereas additionally standing up for Taiwan’s freedoms and lifestyle.