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Posts Tagged ‘2016 Election’

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Two Ads, Two Worlds

Two recent ads, one supporting the KMT and the other the DPP, start from the same point but end up in completely different territory

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Taiwan-China Talks Won’t Collapse…Unless Beijing Lets Them

Despite what Beijing says, the 1992 consensus is not the only framework under which Taiwan-China ties can prosper, and history proves it

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Editorials, Politics

Taiwan’s America

Don’t be misled by the Islamo-obsessiveness that’s currently sweeping the U.S. The America that Taiwan’s next leader will encounter will be sober, responsible and fully committed to maintaining the U.S. stake in the western Pacific

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Defense

Taiwan’s Submarine Program: Lessons from the Past and Expected Challenges

The winner of the 2016 presidential election will have the unenviable responsibility of pushing Taiwan’s nascent indigenous submarine program forward

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: The Wang Controversy is a Symptom of KMT Sclerosis

In the post-Sunflower context, it was downright foolish of the KMT to think that it could pick a running mate who had abused some of society’s most vulnerable elements and get away with it

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Editorials, Politics

The Last Thorn on China’s Periphery

China has had a good year in pacifying the challenges on its periphery. The one exception is Taiwan, where the coming election of a China-wary candidate underscores the limits of its policies

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: The DPP Did Not Mastermind Sino-Skepticism

China’s actions and repressive political system are to blame for public apprehensions about China, not the DPP

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Politics

The Ma-Xi Meeting and the Future of Taiwan’s Relations with its Pacific Allies

Given the high likelihood of continuity in the Taiwan Strait after the 2016 elections, there is no reason for Taipei’s six allies in the Pacific to shift recognition

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Book Reviews

The ‘Ing Clique’: Tsai Ing-wen’s Not-So-Silent Army

In a recent book, the DPP presidential candidate shares her visions for building a better Taiwan

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Society & Culture

Perceptions of Gender in Taiwan’s Elections: Results from an Experimental Survey

Taiwan is primed to be the first country in the region in which a female candidate is not connected by blood or marriage to a previous male leader

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