Taiwan's godfather of democracy Lee Teng-hui mastered the long game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) will be forever remembered as a monumental figure in Taiwan’s struggle to break free from the clutches of a brutal authoritarian regime and develo...

Taiwan flag to be lowered at schools, government agencies to honor Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has ordered the nation's schools and government agencies to lower the national flag at half-staff for the next three days to expres...

China's TAO says 'Taiwan independence is dead end' after Lee's death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a callous response to the death of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) said "Taiwan independence is a dead end" while...

Taiwan's political leaders offer condolences on Lee Teng-hui's passing

Political leaders across party lines on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of Taiwan's first popularly elected president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). Lee died aged 97 from septic shock ...

Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

Taiwan's 'Mr. Democracy' Lee Teng-hui dies

The former president of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui, who earned the nickname "Mr. Democracy" for his role in shifting the island away from authoritarian rule, died on Thursday. The 97-year-old had...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

United Daily News: Lee Teng-hui got fooled by history

At a time when the whole world was commemorating and reflecting on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, former President Lee Teng-hui wrote to a right-wing Japanese magazine recalling th...