An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan’s new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an “extremist style” because she is unmarried has prompted outrage online.
The sentiment piece, distributed by the Xinhua news office, said Ms Tsai did not have the “passionate weight” of a family, prompting a “flighty style”.
Chinese online networking clients to a great extent revitalized in backing of Ms Tsai, who has been frank about her single status.
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Her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which inclines towards autonomy from China, won January’s races, finishing eight years under professional Beijing President Ma Ying-jeou.
Ms Tsai’s singleness was a focal center of an editorial by Wang Weixing, initially distributed by Xinhua.
The article has following been expelled from Xinhua’s site, however can at present be found on different news entries and smaller scale blogging accounts.
Mr Wang, a senior military officer, indicated a “fanatic political-style improvement” showed by Ms Tsai.
“As a solitary female government official, Tsai Ing-wen does not have the enthusiastic weight of adoration, of “family” or kids so her political style and procedures are shown to be more passionate, individual and great,” the report in Chinese read.
It proceeded with that her “inconsistent conduct” impacted her political style and exhorted that she ought to mull over that, as opposed to “concentrate on long haul objectives” for Taiwan.
Alex Huang, a representative for Ms Tsai, told BBC News that her office had “no remarks” in light of the piece.
‘Run of the mill oppressive conduct’
Be that as it may, a huge number of Chinese-dialect online networking clients have communicated shock and outrage towards the article, which has been reposted by a few records on China’s prevalent smaller scale blogging website Sina Weibo.