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Politics

VOTE 2016: China’s State Media, Netizens React to Tsai’s Victory

As expected, official media in China dished out warnings and veiled threats following the DPP’s historic victory on Saturday

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: What Young Taiwanese Voters Want

They know what they want. But is the older generation listening to them?

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Can the Candidates Walk the Walk on Minority Languages?

Speaking one or two minority languages in election time isn’t enough. The candidates must commit to protecting and promoting them

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Society & Culture

Language Policy and the 2016 Presidential Elections

A bottom-up approach to language learning and acquisition is necessary to halt the decline of local languages in Taiwan

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Society & Culture

Say It Loud: Language and Identity in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Activists are responding to economic and political pressure from China by emphasizing native languages

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