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Posts Tagged ‘DPP’

Editorials, Politics

China Faces Not One But Two Forces for Independence in Taiwan

Beijing does not only have to contend with traditional ‘taidu,’ but ‘huadu’ as well, two forces that, when joined, play a key role in ensuring Taiwan’s resilience

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Editorials, Politics

Yes, China Has Re-established Ties With The Gambia. Now Calm Down

As a post-modern state, Taiwan should not worry too much about its official diplomatic allies, many of which are micro-states. It must instead focus on substance with countries of influence

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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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Editorials, Politics

The Great Cross-Strait Doublethink Act

As long as the governments in Taipei and Beijing remain pragmatic and flexible, the sky won’t fall over the Taiwan Strait

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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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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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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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