New Czech president vows to boost ties with Taiwan

Czech president-elect Petr Pavel on Monday vowed to spice up his nation’s ties with Taiwan after holding a cellphone name with the island’s president and overseas minister. President Tsai Ing-wen congratulated Pavel on his win in Saturday’s presidential run-off over populist billionaire Andrej Babis. FRANCE 24’s James Vasina and Laura Cambaud inform us extra.