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Lee Teng-hui, who guided Taiwan on its path to democracy, has died at the age of 97



Lee Teng-hui, who as Taiwan’s first native president to lead the homeland led the island’s transition to democracy, became its first popularly elected leader and defended a sense of Taiwanese identity separated from mainland China, died on Thursday. He was 97 years old.

Mr Lee died at 7:24 p.m. local time at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment since February after he sucked milk, a hospital spokesman told reporters at a televised conference. The cause of death was septic shock and multiple …


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