Lee Teng-hui Lee Teng-hui Signed Photograph
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Genuine authentic hand signed Lee Teng-hui photograph. Autographed in pen as shown. Measures approx 7 x 5 inches with bold signature in gold mettalic pen. Also includes a compliment card "WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT REPUBLIC OF CHINA Lee Teng-hui". Lee Teng-hui (born 15 January 1923), sometimes called the "father of Taiwan's democracy", is a politician of the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). He was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He presided over major advancements in democratic reforms including his own re-election which marked the first direct presidential election for Taiwan. The first native Taiwanese to become ROC president and KMT chairman, Lee promoted the Taiwanese localization movement and led an aggressive foreign policy to gain diplomatic allies. Critics accused him of betraying the party he headed, secret support of Taiwanese independence, and involvement in corruption (black gold politics). After leaving office Lee was expelled from the KMT for his role in founding the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), which forms part of the Pan-Green Coalition alongside Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party. (Lee is considered the "spiritual leader" of the TSU, even though he does not join the party.) Lee has been outspoken in support for Taiwanese independence though not necessarily a formal declaration. In 2013, a first trial cleared him for his hypothetical involvement in a corruption scandal. Part of my own collection. Obtained in person. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity and hologram serial numbered. Genuine authentic hand signed photograph.