fredag 1. januar 2016

The Changing Tides of Taiwanese Politics

With just weeks to go before Election Day, Taiwan’s voters are on the verge of handing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a landslide victory. The DPP’s presidential candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, is leading in the polls by double digits, and her party is within range of becoming the majority party in Taiwan’s legislature. Such an outcome would make the DPP Taiwan’s true ruling party for the first time in history (its first successful presidential candidate, Chen Shui-bian, governed from 2000 to 2008 without a supportive legislature). Read more