China welcomes defeat of Taiwan's ruling DPP in local elections

Loss leads to resignation of President Tsai Ing-wen as Democratic Progressive Party leader.

    China has welcomed the defeat of Taiwan’s ruling, pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party in Saturday’s local elections.

    The loss led to the resignation of President Tsai Ing-wen as the leader of the party.

    Beijing says the results show that people want peaceful relations with China.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Taipei.

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