Lee Teng-hui was a Taiwanese statesman and economist who was the fourth president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) under the 1947 Constitution and chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He was the first president of the Republic of China to be born in Taiwan and the first to be directly elected. During his presidency, Lee oversaw the end of martial law and the full democratization of the ROC, advocated the Taiwanese localization movement, and led an ambitious foreign policy to gain allies around the world. Nicknamed "Mr. Democracy", Lee was credited as the president who initiated Taiwan's transition to the democratic era.
TAIPEI: A US cabinet member visited a shrine to Taiwan's late president Lee Teng-hui on Wednesday, praising his role in steering the island's transition to democracy, as he capped a historic trip to.. WorldNews - Published
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday mourned former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui who died the previous day at 97, praising him for fostering relations with Japan. "President Lee Teng-hui made great.. WorldNews - Published
Taiwan’s former leader Lee Teng-hui died Thursday in Taipei after being hospitalized for nearly five months. He was 97. The Taipei Veterans General Hospital said Lee died of septic shock and multiple.. WorldNews - Published