Taiwan bids farewell to ‘Mr. Democracy’

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    Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday (September 19) to former president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed “Mr. Democracy” for ending autocratic rule in favor of free elections and championing Taiwan’s separate identity from China, as Beijing again sent jets close to the island.

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