Supporting the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
Apologies for the delay with this week's newsletter, but Constant Contact's platform has been struggling. Hopefully the elections this weekend in Taiwan will go more smoothly! With only a short week left, we are skipping our normal features like 成语 and documentaries and just focusing on readings on the upcoming election.
Taiwan's presidential elections will be held on Saturday, January 16th. If the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) performs as expected, then not only will the presidency go back to the greens but quite possibly the Legislative Yuan. For election coverage, Frozen Garlic and the University of Nottingham China Policy Institute have put together a great selection of academic and on-the-ground analysis of this upcoming election and the issues it raises. Cross-strait relations have helped politicize Taiwanese society, and this election is very nearly a referendum on Taiwan's future.
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