The president, his wife and Taiwan’s latest hero – Kathrin Hille

From Financial Times:

The unlikely path to Taiwan’s most popular man leads past a dark gateway, through a narrow door and up a steep flight of stairs.

Here, on the second floor of a grubby office building in an old part of Taipei works Eric Chen, the prosecutor who threw the presidency of into crisis this month by indicting the island’s First Lady on charges of corruption and saying he had evidence to charge Mr Chen with the same offence once he leaves office.

The result of a four-month investigation into alleged irregularities in the use of a presidential discretionary budget stunned the government and made the opposition rejoice. But, beyond politics, the prosecutor’s firm attitude to the president has earned him immense respect and strengthened confidence in Taiwan’s democracy. [Full Text]

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