'Autocracy is evil': Taiwan president on China threat

Updated June 24 2024 - 2:05pm, first published 1:59pm
President Lai Ching-te wants China to have dialogue with Taiwan's democratically elected government. (AP PHOTO)
President Lai Ching-te wants China to have dialogue with Taiwan's democratically elected government. (AP PHOTO)

Democracy is not a crime and autocracy is the real "evil", Taiwan President Lai Ching-te says after China threatened to impose the death penalty in extreme cases for "diehard" Taiwan independence separatists.

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