By Rupert Wingfield-HayesBBC News, Taiwan

Getty Images Lai Ching-te at an election night rally outside the party headquarters during the presidential election in TaipeiGetty Images
Mr Lai, pictured here at a rally outside the party headquarters during the presidential election in Taipei

Beijing called him a “troublemaker” and a dangerous “separatist”. Now he will be Taiwan’s next president.

China’s claims over Taiwan are not new – it

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