This evening, at the age of 97, former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) passed away in Taipei City. He was a towering figure in modern Taiwan politics, overseeing the transition of Taiwan from a party-state to a multi-party democracy. His vision of a Taiwan that could engage in state-to-state relations with the PRC earned him the wrath of Chinese nationalists on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. It’s almost impossible to imagine today’s Taiwan without him.
Many tributes and reflections (some likely critical) will appear in the upcoming days. Feel free to post them here, or to post any reflections or memories you have about his contributions.
Hat tip to @MalcolmReynolds for breaking this story on forumosa and posting it in The Morgue 2020 thread.