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Split-Ticket Voting: Art or Science?

Evidence suggests a gap exists between expectations and election outcomes, with those backing winning candidates more likely to say they understood the system

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Editorials, Politics

Is the Truce Over?

While the incoming DPP administration does not want to demonstrate weakness in cross-strait relations, it must avoid overreacting to The Gambia’s resumption of diplomatic relations with China

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VOTE 2016: Foreign Students Get a Taste of Taiwan’s Democracy

Through their firsthand experience with Taiwan’s democracy, foreign students began revisiting their assumptions about their own political system

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Ma-Xi Meeting: It Cuts Both Ways

Continued talks provide additional means for Taiwan to indirectly influence China and create pressure on Beijing to keep the relationship alive

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Will the Diplomatic Truce Endure Beyond 2016?

Threatening to end the diplomatic truce is one of many options in Beijing’s toolbox. Taiwanese leaders should develop a contingency plan on how to respond

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VOTE 2016: What Impact Will Soong Have on the Election?

The veteran’s entry in the race could foreshadow the KMT’s nightmare scenario of 2000 — a KMT candidate falling to third place on election night

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Can the DPP Win a Majority in the Legislature?

A DPP majority would be akin to entering uncharted waters, but also an opportunity to redefine Taiwanese electoral politics beyond debates on identity and Taiwan’s status

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Women in Politics: The Patterns in Asia

Tsai Ing-wen and Hung Hsiu-chu are likely the first cases in Asia of viable presidential or prime ministerial candidates who cannot rely on political familial ties

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Is the PRC Pushing Hong Kong Closer to Taiwan?

Recent polls suggest there is growing identification of a shared challenge, if not fate, among people in Hong Kong and Taiwan

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Defining Taiwan’s Status Quo

Underlying the pithy term status quo is a hodgepodge of perceptions and different interpretations

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