15 Jan 2024

World leaders congratulate Taiwan's new president

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 15 January 2024

International leaders have been congratulating Taiwan's newly elected president, William Lai, on his victory at the weekend.

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Taiwan's robust democratic system.

Meanwhile, China has been accused of attempting to interfere in the election.

Robert Patman is an international relations professor at Otago University. He spoke to Ben Strang.