ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Politics

Support for Taiwan President Tsai surges on virus crackdown

Tough ban on Chinese travelers credited for limiting outbreak's reach

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's approval rating reached its highest level since just after she took office in May 2016.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The Taiwanese government's tough response to the coronavirus outbreak has helped propel President Tsai Ing-wen's approval rating to its highest level in nearly four years.

Support for the president swelled 12 percentage points from January to 68.5% in a poll by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation -- the best reading since May 2016, just after she took office. Her approval rating had sunk to a nadir of 24.3% in December 2018, following disastrous local elections, before rebounding last year amid a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more