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Taiwan virus spike stymies Tsai's push for economic break from China

Approval rating sinks to record low, sapping momentum for US trade deal

Approval for Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen hit a record low of 41% in a recent poll, falling under disapproval for the first time.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- One year since starting her second and final term as Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen's hopes of curbing the island's economic dependence on an increasingly assertive mainland China has hit major snags amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

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