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Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

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Editorials, Features

China Spews Vitriol Over ‘Taiwan Night’ in Ottawa

For 20 years Taiwan’s representative office to Canada has held its gala, described as a ‘big draw’ for Canadian MPs. But this year China cried foul

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Editorials, Politics

The Fallacy of Yang Hengjun’s ‘Third Option’ for Unification

Sample bias undermines a Chinese author’s argument that a ‘third option’ exists for China to achieve the ‘great dream of national unification’

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Special Report

How KMT Rules Preclude Reform

Ever since 2000, the KMT chair has been in the hands of men with questionable political judgment, and the party has followed their lead into an electoral abyss

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Politics

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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Society & Culture

Explaining the Rise in Taiwanese Identification

As an object against which to contrast and define their identity, the Taiwanese find in China today the reflection of what they do not want to be

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Editorials, Politics

Should He Go?

A controversy over a proposal to remove portraits of Sun Yat-sen in public buildings raises important questions about national symbols and ‘founding fathers’

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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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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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Politics

VOTE 2016: Hung Hsiu-chu is Out, Eric Chu is In

The eleventh-hour move was made to prevent further hemorrhaging at the local level and to salvage the KMT’s chances in the legislative elections

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