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Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Politics

Does Beijing Believe Its Own Official Line On Taiwan?

Maybe China does have a better understanding of the island-nation it claims as its own. But it just can’t admit it

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Editorials, Politics

The KMT Implosion and Historical Inevitability

The real roots of the KMT’s breakdown go back to the party’s failure to redefine itself after it renounced its goal of returning to China

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Defense

China, Taiwan, and the Challenge of Military Transformation

Taiwan’s military faces many problems, but it also deserves credit for embracing civilian control, absorbing new technologies, and re-organizing itself after several waves of downsizing

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Hung Hsiu-chu’s Crusade Against ‘Populism’

Given her tendency to demonize civil society by constantly comparing it to Middle East-style terror organizations, we can only imagine how activists would fare under President Hung

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Politics

VOTE 2016: Why Beijing Should Worry About 小Soong’s ‘Rebirth’

Politically expedient or heartfelt, James Soong’s transformation is a reflection of a consolidating identity in Taiwan. And that’s bad news for Beijing

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Politics

VOTE 2016: Not a Time for Scorched-Earth Politics

Under no circumstances should the DPP and its allies fight in the dirt with the ultraconservatives who have hijacked the KMT

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Society & Culture

Curriculum Protests Challenge Chiang-Confucian Social Order

With their recent actions, Taiwan’s youth have put their elders on notice about the changes to come

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Politics

VOTE 2016: Soong Was a Scourge of Press Freedom and Native Culture

The presidential candidate should apologize for his past actions and explain why citizens should trust him

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Politics

Coincidences, Coincidences in Tainan

An absurd vote buying case in the southern city threatens the fabric of Taiwan’s democracy

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Editorials, Politics

The Powers That Be and the ‘R’ Word in Taiwan

Once again the authorities are accusing young activists of ‘irrationality.’ But there is nothing ‘irrational’ about the screamers

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