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First Hong Kong, Then Taiwan

How Democracy Is Moving in on China

On January 11, Taiwan voters re-elected incumbent President Dr. Tsai, a proponent of de facto Taiwanese independence vis-à-vis mainland China. This comes only three months after voters in Hong Kong boosted the city’s democracy movement in district elections. These two elections have shifted the debate about political legitimacy in Chinese-speaking East Asia, increasing pressure on China’s Communist party. Most major, democratic nations were quick to congratulate Tsai, with one notable exception: Germany.


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