Saturday, December 11, 2004

Opposition wins Taiwan elections



(BBC)Taiwan's opposition alliance has defeated President Chen Shui-bian's DPP party in parliamentary elections.

11 December 2004

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Is this another step backwards for an independent Taiwan?
How will this election affect the geo-political situation in East Asia?

1 comment:

Chin-fu Hung said...

Sap, you propose a very good question but it's hard for the time being to see clearly. The result cannot completely suggest the step backwards for an independent Taiwan. Partly it is because the election is mainly concerned more about domestic issues, economy in particular, othern othan the national (re)orientation. The issue of Taiwanese identification needs to be studies or observed from a longer-term perspective.