Lee Teng-hui

  • Taiwan plans state funeral for democracy champion labelled 'sinner' by mainland media
    TAIPEI, July 31 (Reuters): The Taiwanese government on Friday said it will hold a state funeral for former President Lee Teng-hui, a figure respected on the island for ending autocratic rule but branded by mainland Chinese state media as a "national sinner". Dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ushering freewheeling pluralism and defying China's drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province, Lee died late on Thursday aged 97 in Taipei. Vice Preside