Harsh treatment of thousands of government protesters in 2014 could have affected the election (photo: dpa)

A changed political landscape in Taiwan

How far can the ruling party in Taiwan, the KMT, go in getting closer to China without being wiped out in elections. Results from the November 2014 elections resulted in the best electoral outcome to date for the opposition. This changed the political landscape in Taiwan and throws open the 2016 presidential election and its impact on China-Taiwan relations, writes GIS guest expert Dr Nicola Casarini, Senior Fellow for Asia, Institute for International Affairs, Rome, and Global Fellow, Wilson Centre, Washington DC.

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Dr. Nicola Casarini
The DDP prefers to maintain a comfortable distance from being integrated with China, but it also has to find a way to achieve economic growth. The mainland is Taiwan’s most important economic partner by far, while the US remains the ultimate guarantor of its security
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