CAN­DI­DATE ON THE COUCH

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

An uniden­ti­fied “se­nior U.S. of­fi­cial” took to the pages of the Fi­nan­cial Times this week to crit­i­cize pop­u­lar Tai­wan op­po­si­tion pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Tsai Ing­wen as po­ten­tially bring­ing new in­sta­bil­ity to the Tai­wan Strait. But the of­fi­cial, iden­ti­fied in news re­ports as a White House National Se­cu­rity Coun­cil staff mem­ber, is not the only one tak- pres­i­den­tial elec­tion set for in Jan­uary.

China chimed in Sept. 20, is­su­ing a timely, nearly 15,000word-long ar­ti­cle psy­cho­an­a­lyz­ing Ms. Tsai in a tone typ­i­cal of some of China’s ma­jor news out­lets. The ar­ti­cle an­a­lyzes the way Ms. Tsai’s eyes move, her hand and body ges­tures, and her ed­u­ca­tional and fam­ily back­grounds. It reaches the con­clu-

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