Taiwan’s ‘Mr Democracy’ Lee Teng-hui dies at 97

Taiwan’s first native-born president, and first democratically-elected president, passed away in hospital this evening, July 30, after a long bout with illness. Former President Lee, 97, was hospitalized February 8 after choking while drinking a glass of milk. Lee’s condition deteriorated after suffering a sudden heart-related event on February 17, after which doctors performed CPR and put Lee on a respirator. After 174 days in hospital, Lee passed away at 7:24 this evening. Taipei Veterans General Hospital held a press

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