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Posts Tagged ‘2016 elections’

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Editorials, Politics

Tsai Faces Many Challenges Over Foreign Policy

The new president must be open to various alternatives, particularly towards cross strait relations and Taiwan’s international participation

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Editorials, Politics

Taiwan Needs Unity

Winning the January 16 elections was the easy part. Now president-elect Tsai Ing-wen needs to reach across the political spectrum to build a truly unified administration, an effort that is bound to encounter much resistance

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Editorials, Politics, Special Report

Taiwan’s New President Likely to Surprise on Cross-Strait Ties

With pragmatism, creativity and understanding from both sides, there is no reason why relations in the Taiwan Strait should sour under a DPP administration

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Politics

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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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Anatomy of a Small Avalanche

Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election is a complete replay of the 2014 municipal election and an indication that the DPP has consolidated its voter base. But can it grow beyond that?

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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: Optimism Wins in Taiwan

The outcome of Saturday’s elections is directly linked to the Sunflower Movement and the emergence of youth involvement in national politics

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Taiwan’s Election: Change Is a Good Thing

The Taiwanese have grown tired of business as usual. They want change, and they might get it

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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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