Jan. 14,

No. 68

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Supporting the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
Elections Special
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. 
Weekly Readings

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.

"The Consolidation of Taiwanese Identity and its Impact on Cross-Strait Relations," University of Nottingham, China Policy Institute Blog, January 8, 2015

Frozen Garlic: A Blog on Taiwan Elections

"台湾患了'投资旱渴症'," People's Daily [海外版], January 11, 2016

"The Rise of Taiwan's Third Force," The Diplomat, January 6, 2016

"Over 30% Confident in Tsai Leadership: Survey," China Post, January 6, 2016

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