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Lee Teng-hui's dream of 'two states' paved way for Tsai Ing-wen

Former president's education policy helped forge Taiwanese identity

Tsai Ing-wen, then presidential candidate from the Democratic Progressive Party, hugs former president Lee Teng-hui during his last election rally at New Taipei City in January 2012. Tsai is now Taiwan's president.   © Kyodo

TOKYO/TAIPEI -- Lee Teng-hui, the former president of Taiwan who died on Thursday, was known on the island as "Mr. Democracy."

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