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.

by

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.